PayPal Unpacks More Fingerprint, Wearable Payments for Samsung
By: Joel Yarbrough, Senior Director,Strategic Partnerships and Global Solutions, PayPal
Shopping is fun, but forgetting your passwords online or your wallet when in-store isn’t. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to make it easier and more secure for you to shop and pay wherever you are.
A few months ago, we became the first global payments company to let Samsung Galaxy S5 and Tab S users swipe their fingerprint to log in to pay with PayPal at millions of businesses. We also made it really easy for people to pay at local stores right from their Gear 2 and Gear Fit smart watches. Instead of pulling out a wallet (or a phone for that matter), shoppers pay right from their wrist.
We’re excited to share that we’re bringing this convenience and flexibility to the latest Samsung smartphones and devices – the new Note 4 and Gear S – announced today at the Samsung Unpacked Episode 2 event in Berlin, Beijing and New York.
By giving more people the option to login with their fingerprint to pay with PayPal, we’re continuing to expand our efforts with the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance to move more of the industry beyond passwords. People shouldn’t have to sacrifice security for convenience.
You can get PayPal fingerprint authentication on the Samsung Note 4 in 27 markets globally, along with over $50 worth of offers to use at select businesses that accept PayPal. Our app on the Gear 3 will be available in eight markets including the Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, United States and United Kingdom.
And we’re not just delivering these innovations on Samsung devices. You’ll find these experiences globally across the latest smartphones and a new generation of wearables. Just recently we introduced the PayPal App for Android Wear to our beta community and we just went live with our One Touch beta, which delivers the world’s first one-touch payments system for mobile devices.
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the PayPal Forward blog.