Samsung has recently announced it’s collaborating with Naver Pay. Now, a new report suggests that Samsung Pay could be integrated with Kakao Pay in South Korea. It’s worth mentioning that Apple Pay recently got the green light to begin servicing in the Korean market.
According to Koreabizwire sources, Samsung is in talks with Kakao Corp. to mutually integrate mobile payment services between Samsung Pay and Kakao Pay in Korea. This partnership could let Samsung Pay users make online payments and MST-based offline payments (magnetic secure transmission) via the Kakao Pay app.
As a reminder, the South Korean tech giant signed a business agreement with Naver Financial Corp. last month. The agreement cleared the way for Samsung Pay to be used at over 550,000 Naver Pay-affiliated online stores.
Naver Pay and Kakao Pay are the top two mobile payment service providers in South Korea. With collaboration with both firms, Samsung is attempting to establish its mobile payment ecosystem by expanding the usability of Samsung Pay.
Apart from this, a partnership with Samsung Pay would benefit Naver and Kakao by overcoming the limit of using QR codes or barcodes for offline payment, as well as contributing to increasing the number of affiliated stores where their payment services can be used.
It’s worth mentioning that Apple is rapidly targeting Samsung in different fields in the industry. With Apple Pay’s debut in South Korea, Samsung may face tough competition, which has no challenging rival in the country at present.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 18.104.22.168 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!