Samsung introduced the Samsung Wallet app platform to Galaxy users in a handful of markets last year and is further making it available in more markets. Now, the Korean tech giant has officially announced to expand Samsung Wallet app availability in 8 more countries.
From the end of January 2023, the company will make the Samsung Wallet app available in 8 more countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. Now more Galaxy users can enjoy a faster, simpler, and more secure Samsung Wallet experience.
No matter where you live, protecting your personal data and information is essential. Samsung Wallet protects your data from malware and other potential threats by storing it securely. And, by collaborating with various trusted partners and developers, Samsung Wallet will continue to evolve and enrich your everyday life.
Back in June 2022, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Wallet app, and further released it on the Galaxy Store for Galaxy consumers in a handful of markets including South Korea, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.S., and the U.K.
After that, the company extended it to Bahrain, China, Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vietnam, and UAE.
According to Jeanie Han, EVP and Head of the Digital Wallet Team at Mobile experience Business, Samsung Electronics:
“When Samsung launched Samsung Wallet last year, we committed to building the experience through open partnerships with our business and service providers and ensuring access to the platform for as many people as possible. Over the past several months, we’ve worked hard to rapidly expand the availability of Samsung Wallet, bringing the platform to more potential users. We look forward to sharing exciting new developments in the year ahead.”
55th Samsung shareholders’ meeting scheduled for March 20
Samsung will hold its 55th regular shareholders’ meeting on March 20 at the Suwon Convention Center in Gyeonggi-do. In this meeting, there’ll be a discussion on the approval of financial statements, the appointment of outside directors and audit committee members, the approval of director remuneration limit, and some changes to the articles of incorporation.
The Korean tech giant adopted an electronic voting system in 2020 to enable shareholders to vote in advance without attending the meeting in person. Shareholders can register their information and exercise their voting rights through the Korea Securities Depository’s electronic voting system from March 10 to 19.
The electronic voting system is available 24 hours a day for the convenience of shareholders. Shareholders can also check the convening notice and detailed information for each agenda item through the system.
Moreover, Samsung introduced online broadcasting of the shareholders’ meeting since 2021 to enhance shareholder convenience. Shareholders who wish to participate in the online broadcast can apply in advance through the Samsung Electronics website in early March.
Samsung’s Galaxy Experience Space opens in Barcelona, Spain ahead of MWC24
On February 15, Samsung launched the ‘Galaxy Experience Space’ at Plaza de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona, Spain, where visitors can try out various features of the Galaxy S24 series.
The Galaxy Experience Center will be open until February 29 and will demonstrate the new mobile possibilities enabled by Galaxy AI to consumers, media, and partners who come to Barcelona, Spain to attend MWC24.
In addition, Samsung is also promoting the Galaxy S24 series and Galaxy AI through a large outdoor advertisement in Plaza Catalunya, which draws the attention of local consumers.
Samsung maintains its unrivaled position in the global TV market for 18 years
Samsung has been the global leader in the TV market for 18 years in a row since 2006. According to market research firm Omdia, Samsung has a 30.1% market share based on sales in 2023, thanks to its premium products such as Neo QLED, ultra-large size, and lifestyle products.
The Korean tech giant sold 8.31 million units of Samsung Neo QLED in 2023 and 44 million units since 2017, leading the premium TV market. Samsung TV also dominates the ultra-large market over 75 inches and the OLED TV market, where it expects to grow further as the OLED lineup expands.
In the premium TV market, Samsung earned a 60.5% market share based on sales last year, which is a 12.2 percentage increase compared to 48.3% in 2022. It continues its strong performance in the ultra-large TV market, ranking first with 30.4% of the 90-inch and larger ultra-large TV market share.
Yong Seok-woo, President of Electronics’ Visual Display Business Division, said that the trust of consumers made this possible and promised to introduce more innovations in the future. He also announced the ‘AI screen era’ at CES2024, where AI screens will connect and control all home devices and offer new products beyond smart TVs.