Foreign media Android police confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S21 series sold in the United States will no longer support magnetic stripe Technology (MST), and said that it will no longer be equipped with the technology in future mobile phones. Samsung said the main reason for cancelling support is that NFC technology has become increasingly popular, while MST technology is out of date.
Although many terminals do support NFC contactless payment at present, MST is still very useful in small enterprises and places where they are unable or unable to update their hardware, and many people will miss this function. We should also point out that for anyone who owns Galaxy S21, there is no reason to use Samsung pay, because other contactless payment services can also use NFC. In particular, Samsung pay has advertisements and loses many benefits of incentive schemes.