Backed by China UnionPay, payment services like Samsung Pay were introduced in China earlier in 2016. Photo: AP FILE - In this Aug. 6. 2015 file photo, a Samsung employee demonstrates Samsung Pay using a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in New York. Samsung’s mobile-payment service, Samsung Pay, will expand beyond the U.S. and Korea this year. The Korean company said Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, that it’s coming to China in March, a month after rival Apple Pay. Samsung Pay will hit Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the U.K. later in the year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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Backed by China UnionPay, payment services like Samsung Pay were introduced in China earlier in 2016. Photo: AP FILE - In this Aug. 6. 2015 file photo, a Samsung employee demonstrates Samsung Pay using a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in New York. Samsung’s mobile-payment service, Samsung Pay, will expand beyond the U.S. and Korea this year. The Korean company said Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, that it’s coming to China in March, a month after rival Apple Pay. Samsung Pay will hit Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the U.K. later in the year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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