Biometrics-backed mobile payment system Samsung Pay has been launched in Thailand, its first Southeast Asian deployment.In a statement, Samsung revealed that it has been running in the country in an “early access” fashion for a limited number of users since October last year.Samsung Pay works with MasterCard, Visa, KCC, Bangkok Bank, Citibank, KasikornBank, KTC, and Siam Commercial Bank. Samsung says that department stores and shops in the country will also accept payments through Samsung Pay.Online chatter in Thailand during the early access phase suggested that users couldn't find too many outlets to use the service. International chains like 7-Eleven were more likely to have the contactless payment terminals required for Samsung Pay to work.”Thailand is the ninth country in 10 markets globally with which we have established our mobile payment presence, and the third country in Asia-Pacific apart from Singapore and Australia,” said Elle Kim, vice-president for the payment business group at Samsung Electronics., reported the Bangkok Post.