According to the Russian RIA news site, apparently Samsung is no longer allowed to sell its new clamshell phones along with 61 other phones in this country. <//>
SQWIN SA is a Swiss company that claims Samsung Pay is based on the company's payment system. The company filed a patent for the technology in Russia about eight years ago, and Samsung introduced its exclusive payment system in 2015 and added Russia to the countries covered by the service in late 2016. But it seems that everything did not go according to the plans of the Korean company.
Samsung payment system is the third non-contact payment system in Russia, after Apple Pay and Google Pay with 30% and 32%, respectively. It has a market share of 17%. Penalties for patent infringement are also said to apply to Apple and Google. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. . It was in July of this year that a Russian court granted the right to SQWIN SA, and today the outcome of this lawsuit was announced. Under the ruling, Samsung will no longer be able to sell 61 of its phones, including the company's clamshell phones, in Russia. The Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 and their older models, as well as a series of mid-range phones from 2017, such as the Galaxy J5 2017, which has also been discontinued, are on this list. Of course, this decision can be reconsidered, and Samsung can challenge it. So far no one was able to send in the perfect solution, which is not strange. It is obtained. The Korean company is the second largest company in the Russian market in terms of phone sales, and this ruling can really hurt it.