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Samsung Pay can now be used with non-Samsung smartphones via the Gear S3

Using the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, it is now possible to use Samsung Pay with handsets from other manufacturers. Previously, Samsung’s mobile payments system only worked with a limited range of the company’s own smartphones.

Support for Samsung Pay on the South Korean company’s new Tizen-powered smartwatch had already widened the number of devices that could use the mobile payments system. But now it appears that any handset running Android 4.4 KitKat, or above, can take advantage of Samsung Pay when paired with a Samsung Gear S3.

The news comes via a Reddit thread, after a user contacted Samsung to find out what the state of play is with regards to wider support for its mobile payments system.

[via Reddit]