Samsung Pay lets users ditch the physical gift cards in favor of the digital version.
The electronics conglomerate wants to turn its smartphones into digital wallets, just like its competitors have.
It's been a year since Apple Pay launched in the US, yet mobile payment systems have not taken off in a big way with consumers. With Samsung Pay and Android Pay also on the market, CNET.com's Lexy Savvides looks at what you should consider when using mobile payments.
The startup intends to trade under the ticker symbol "SQ" on the New York Stock Exchange.
The two companies strike a partnership to bring mobile payments technology to more than 20 Chevron stations in California.
A mobile payment system that works almost everywhere? That's the Samsung Pay promise. We take it for a test drive in shops around San Francisco.
The search giant's revamped mobile payments effort competes with offerings from Apple and Samsung.
Samsung's answer to Apple Pay is being tested in its home country of South Korea. CNET had the chance to see how the mobile payment system works in real life.
Samsung Pay is now slated for a September launch in the US and South Korea -- with China, Europe and more markets to follow.
The world's largest retailer has been slow to grow in China, but Alipay could help it draw in more customers.