We developed two devices: one ideal for the multimedia consumer, the other that’s perfect for the multi-tasker - JK Shin (CEO and President of the IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics)
This is a direct competitor to Apple Pay. Membership cards and gift cards are also coming, which Apple isn't introducing until iOS 9 next month. Samsung promises that its Knox Security-backed digital wallet is as safe as it is simple. It's coming to Korea first on August 20 Korea, then to the US September 28. After that, it's onto China, Spain, UK and other countries "in the near future."
Samsung is aiming at "betting on a cord-free future" with PMA and WPC wireless charging compatibility. In other words, it should work with just about any wireless charger you throw your phone on. There's also Fast Charging technology built into both phones which is 27% faster in wireless charging than the S6 range and 2.5x faster than its competitors.
Samsung also teased audience with the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. It's a round watch, has a heart rate monitor and a dial of basic apps, including a calling app... that is all known about three seconds of renders.