Samsung Electronics has partnered with Citibank to drive adoption of its mobile wallet service Samsung Pay in Singapore.

The partnership will enable Citibank credit cardholders to make payments across the island using their compatible Samsung mobile phones, while Samsung will leverage on the bank’s customer base and merchant network to promote adoption and usage of digital payments in the country.

Samsung Pay will be compatible with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+, S6 edge+ 4G+, S7 4G+ and S7 edge 4G+ in Singapore. The service is due for launch in the second quarter of 2016.

Samsung Electronics Singapore vice president of IT and mobile Eugene Goh said: "The partnership with Citibank, alongside our ecosystem of partners across payment networks, banks, retailers and merchants, assures customers that they will be able to enjoy the full benefits of using Samsung Pay almost anywhere in Singapore."

Citibank Singapore Limited head of cards and personal loans John Denhof said: "Our value propositions are already best in each category and through this partnership, we bring added convenience to our credit card customers who can now simply use their mobile phones to tap and pay for their purchases.

"Samsung Pay is just one of the many exciting digital solutions that we are progressively introducing to our customers to offer them a differentiated experience that only a Citibank credit card customer can get to enjoy."