Samsung Electronics has partnered with Ant Financial Services Group, the parent company of Alipay, to make payment platform, Alipay, available through Samsung Pay.
Samsung Pay works virtually anywhere the users can swipe or tap a card. Samsung Pay users can now link their Alipay accounts on eligible Samsung mobile phones.
"After registering Alipay account into Samsung Pay, the users can start paying with their mobile phones by swiping up from the lock screen, home screen or sleep mode, selecting the Alipay QR code, and holding the smartphone up to the merchant’s scanner to scan the QR code at the register," Samsung said in a statement.
Samsung Electronics executive vice president and head of R&D, software and services of mobile communications business Injong Rhee said: "The reception of Samsung Pay since its launch has been extremely positive and the service has already seen tremendous success in terms of availability and adoption by consumers."
Ant Financial president of payment business unit Fan Zhiming said: "Alipay covers the vast majority of online payment use cases. At the same time, it also developed a variety of offline use cases, including restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, taxis, hospitals and public services.
"The technology integration facilitated by this partnership with Samsung Electronics will make the payment process faster and more convenient when users make payments at stores where Alipay is accepted."