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6 subversions of the mobile wallet
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Mobile wallets blend together, going so far as to share the same branding pattern — Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, Walmart Pay, etc. — but a few companies are going against conventional wisdom with their own products.

Some of these mobile wallet makers question the need for a "mobile" component, while others attempt to do away with elements such as Near Field Communication technology or ordinary cash. The market for mobile payments is still young enough that any concept could find its audience, so today's oddities might become tomorrow's trendsetters.

This listicle is compiled from reporting by PaymentsSource staff writers. Click the links in each item to read more.