It has been more than a year since the launch of Samsung Pay in some markets, and close to a year since its expected UK launch date. However, the mobile payments system is still absent from the country and it doesn't look like it will launch there this year.
According to a report, Samsung is still working on partnerships with banks in the UK to launch Pay in the country and a spokesperson for the company confirmed that they "are planning to launch the service in the UK in 2017". Meanwhile, its main competitors Apple Pay and Android Pay have already launched there since quite some time.
Samsung Pay is an important service for the Korean giant as it is continually trying to shed some of its reliance on Google's services. However, delays such as these might hamper the company's chances of grabbing the initial chunk of the mobile payments markets in critical markets.
Even though Samsung has revealed that Pay would be coming to the UK in 2017, there is no specific time frame to look forward to. We will only know more about the company's plans when it makes a public announcement next year.
Source: Telegraph UK