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The first version of the Samsung mobile wallet is nothing like the Samsung Pay that is now making its way to handsets. But the one consistent theme in Samsung's strategy is to be the first to experiment with new technologies.
Samsung Wallet, 2013
In early 2013, Samsung launched the Samsung Wallet, which stored payment cards and tickets in a similar manner as Apple's Passbook. Though the system (which lasted through mid-2015) did not use Near Field Communication for contactless payments, Samsung was already building many of its phones with NFC.