In addition to discounts on Samsung products, cardholders can also enjoy spending at partner merchants and other benefits (such as airport lounge access, and 1% the fuel surcharge waiver). The new card is set to no minimum transaction amount and unlimited for Samsung purchases.
Also, the new card will be available in two main versions: “Signature” and “Unlimited”.
Signature Edition has a monthly cashback limit of 10,000 rupees ($123) per year, while Infinite has a limit of 20,000 rupees ($246).
Signature setup costs about $6 a year, while Infinite costs about $60 a year.
While Samsung devices are still popular in India, its market share in the region has dropped significantly since its peak. The South Korean consumer tech giant currently holds a 16.3% share of smartphone sales in the region, recently lagging behind its Chinese rivals.
According to IDC, at press time, Xiaomi, Realme and Vivo had 20.4%, 17.5% and 16.9% shares respectively.
However, Samsung isn’t the only consumer electronics giant trying to get into payments.
Apple Announces New Payments Service for iPhone Along with a slew of new services at WWDC 2022, including Apple Pay Later, which is part of services like Klarna A potential competitor, it enables consumers to split the cost of a purchase into four equal payments over six weeks without incurring interest or late fees.
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