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How did I find out that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have a very annoying limitation

LG surprised with the launch of the G5 with modular structure, and also surprised Brazilians (but not in a good way) with a weaker version of the device called the G5 SE. Following this less encouraging trend, Lenovo also plans to bring the new Moto Z to Brazil, with a processor whose frequency is slightly lower. The news that I discovered that the Galaxy S6 also lites. I explain.

During the announcement of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, one of the major innovations of the handsets would be Samsung Pay, Samsung's virtual payment method, which would be accepted on any current credit or debit card machine.

The system utilizes both NFC and MST technology, which is ultimately responsible for simulating magnetic stripe cards and making the system compatible with non-NFC machines, the South Korean company's biggest differential over Apple Pay and Android Pay.

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Samsung Pay on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge would be virtually accepted on any Samsung / Samsung machine.
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<p>As a user of the Galaxy line since the S3, I was very excited to change my Galaxy S5 then Galaxy S6 Edge, even knowing that Samsung Pay support could take time to reach Brazil. </p>
<p>But a top of the line Android can support at least two years of use without losing significant performance in the face of new releases. Soon, I was calm and eager to use Samsung Pay, which would be very useful in my daily life, so much so that I never gave root access to my device, just to not lose support for the service.</p><div class='code-block code-block-4' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'>
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After much waiting, Samsung finally started testing Samsung Pay in Brazil. And just now, I've found that neither the Brazilian Galaxy S6 nor the Galaxy S6 Edge are compatible with the payment system. That is, the national devices are true capped devices.

This is because they do not have MST technology, precisely what would be the differential of the Galaxy S6 compared to competition, making the service compatible with any current card machine. From the Galaxy S6 line, only the Edge + version will be compatible.

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Brazilian versions of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will not be compatible with Samsung Pay / Samsung
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<p>The information itself is not new and was revealed by Samsung magazine Exam in March this year. But at no time was the same information passed on to those who really mattered, namely the thousands of users who bought the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with an eye on Samsung Pay.</p><div class='code-block code-block-5' style='margin: 8px auto; text-align: center; display: block; clear: both;'>
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The fact that tech companies sell devices with hardware changes depending on the market is not a problem in itself. But failing to report this to your consumer is, at the very least, a disrespect, not to mention in violation of the duty of information established by the Consumer Protection Code.

Finally, it remains to be expected that this policy of products capped for the Brazilian market will not go forward or, at least, that the user will be properly informed about the actual specifications of the device that is purchasing.

And you, did you know that the Brazilian Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were also capados?

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