Samsung's mobile payment service could be launched in the UK in the middle of this month, according to a report.

Samsung Pay made its debut in South Korea and the US in 2015. The service is available in 13 countries including India, China, Spain, Singapore, Australia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Russia, Thailand and Malaysia.

Screenshots shared by Sammobile suggest two Samsung representatives mentioned 16 May as the launch date for consumers in the UK. As per the report, the service is expected to support both NFC and MST payments in the UK.

Those in the UK would be able to use their credit or debit cards of participating banks on compatible Galaxy smartphones to make contactless mobile payments.

Samsung Pay is compatible with Galaxy devices such as Galaxy Note 5, S7, S7 Edge, S6 Edge+, A7 (2017), A5 (2017), A7 (2016), A5 (2016) and A9 Pro.

To get started with the service, you will need to add your Samsung account in case you don't have one by going to Settings>> Accounts>> Add Samsung Account. Then, just click on the Samsung Pay icon to download and install the app, set it up and get started with the service.