Samsung is cleaning up its app portfolio by merging Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass into the unified Samsung Wallet app. The app merger process already started in South Korea last week and is now expanding to the US, France, Italy, Spain, the UK and Germany. We can expect more regions to be added in the coming months.
The new unified Samsung Wallet app can include payment, membership and gift cards as well as digital keys, IDs, health and boarding cards and digital assets such as blockchain wallets. The digital key feature for cars will be supported on selected BMW cars manufactured after July 2020 as well as several 2021 Hyundai and Genesis models. Driving licenses and student IDs will be supported at a later date. The existing Samsung Pass functionality will still cover password management and access to digital assets such as cryptocurrencies.