Samsung Pay has been on an expansion spree over the past couple of months, starting with China, Singapore, Spain, and then Australia. Over the past couple of days, the mobile payment service has announced availability in two more countries: Brazil and Puerto Rico.
In Brazil, Samsung Pay will work on both MST and NFC terminals starting July 19, and with different devices among the company's portfolio: the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge. It's compatible with card issuers from Banco do Brasil, Brasil Pré-Pagos, Caixa, Porto Seguro, and Santander. And Samsung says it's working on adding more partners, including Banrisul, Bradesco, Nubank, and Itaú-Unibanco.
In Puerto Rico, Samsung Pay has already been active since July 13, but its list of supported devices is narrower with only the Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 edge. It will also work with MST and NFC terminals, and users will need to have compatible cards issued by Banco Popular.
With these two additions, Samsung Pay's last remaining markets to target for a 2016 launch — as the company promised at the beginning of the year — are Canada and the UK.