Bloomberg -1.27% Samsung Electronics Co. is planning to launch its own version of Whatsapp next year.
The new app, dubbed “Chat”, is expected to offer features such as contacts, group chat, and the ability to add friends.
The service, which was launched in 2014, was delayed in March after it was delayed due to a legal dispute.
The company will not say how many people it plans to add to the service, and Samsung hasn’t said how much it is charging for the service.
“The new chat service will include a more extensive and personalized feature set that will be based on users’ needs and interests,” a Samsung representative told Bloomberg in an email.
The representative also said that the service would be powered by Samsung Pay, Samsung’s new payment service that was launched last year.
Samsung has been selling the Galaxy S7 smartphone through Amazon.com Inc. since August 2015.
It is selling the S7 Edge smartphone through Best Buy Co. since January 2017.
Samsung will not confirm if the new service will launch at the same time as the S6 Edge, which launched last September.
The S6 was also delayed due an international patent dispute, which the company settled in February.