Samsung has announced the incorporation of many new features into its widely-used Samsung Wallet service in India. The Samsung Galaxy smartphone users can now access all their essential Digital IDs such as an Aadhaar card, PAN card, Driving license, and Vehicle registration certificate (RC) as part of Samsung Wallet. Users can also store their Co-WIN vaccination certificates conveniently and securely on their Galaxy phones.
In addition, Samsung has introduced several new travel and mobility features to the all-new Samsung Wallet, which merges and enhances the existing features of Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass on Galaxy smartphones, giving consumers seamless card Tap and Pay, UPI payments, and bill payments experience.
With these new features, Galaxy smartphone users can recharge and check their FASTag account, save their flight boarding passes for quick & convenient access, and train tickets within Samsung Wallet, such as booking and saving tickets and checking train status, among others. Users can add train tickets or boarding passes by scanning the QR or barcode or importing the image or PDF to Samsung Wallet.
Users can show proof of identity and travel documents needed to enter airports directly from Samsung Wallet. Apart from the four Digital IDs – Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, and Vehicle Registration Certificate – users can access over 2,000 other IDs/documents directly from Samsung Wallet. Samsung has confirmed that it will not store any of this information, and the details will be displayed on the device within the Samsung Wallet app.
Samsung Wallet is protected by a defense-grade security platform, Samsung Knox. Protections include fingerprint recognition and encryption. Along with Samsung Knox, certain key sensitive items in Samsung Wallet are stored in an isolated environment – the embedded Secure Element, which also helps protect against digital and physical hacking.
In the event of a lost phone, all the data stored in your Samsung Wallet remains safeguarded by the robust security of Samsung Knox and biometric authentication. Additionally, SmartThings Find, Samsung Wallet offers remote disabling. Moreover, you’ll get an option to lock your phone remotely. Galaxy smartphone users can update their existing Samsung Pay service to Samsung Wallet through the Galaxy Store. The update is available through auto mode and manual mode.