It’s not just the US where Galaxy S21 doesn’t get MST for Samsung Pay – SamMobile1 min read

Model: SM-G991BDimensions: Bar: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mmDisplay: 6.2 inch/ 157.48 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2XCPU: Exynos 2100Camera: 12MP

It was exposed earlier this week that the Galaxy S21 series is missing out on Samsung Pays MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) functionality in the US. It looks like MST could be missing from the Galaxy S21 in more markets than we initially thought.We can now verify that the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra lack MST in India as well, which implies you wont be able to make contactless mobile payments at places that lack NFC devices. Samsungs brand-new high-end smartphones might do not have MST for Samsung Pay in more markets. Nevertheless, it is hard to learn exactly which markets still have access to MST with the Galaxy S21 series and which dont because Samsung hasnt discussed it in the main specs sheet on all its localized websites.MST replicates the signal of credit and debit cards magnetic strip at PoS (Point of Sale) devices, enabling mobile payments where NFC isnt readily available. NFC payments are still not common in various markets, including India, making Samsung Pays MST function a winner. However, Samsung now tends to think that NFC has matured enough that it can now get rid of MST from its smartphones. The South Korean company had currently stopped equipping its smartwatches with MST.Samsung United States has indicated that its future phones may not have the MST function. Samsung had actually obtained LoopPay back in February 2015 for around $250 million for the MST function. Who understood five years down the line, the acquisition would have been for nothing.

Model: SM-G996BDimensions: Bar: 161.5 x 75.6 x 7.8 mmDisplay: 6.7 inch/ 170.18 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2XCPU: Exynos 2100Camera: 12MP

Model: SM-G998BDimensions: Bar: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mmDisplay: 6.8 inch/ 172.72 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2XCPU: Exynos 2100Camera: 12MP

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