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The Korea-only LG Pay digital wallet platform has its sights set on the US market, according to reports, where it might be renamed as LG Wallet during H1 2018.
The app was published to the Play Store, left for LG Android phone users curious enough to download in confusion and had a hint of flagship moniker projection.
LG Pay is more than a little late to the digital wallet platform party, not to mention largely unremarkable and targeted at a tiny audience for starters.
Both LG Pay support and "3D face scanning" tech could be enabled on the LG G6 in a couple of months, with the two services even working together.
With "Wireless Magnetic Communication" technology and wide credit card support, LG Pay could be a fierce domestic Samsung Pay rival starting June.
The reasoning for the rumored feature triage is supposedly because of different markets and different interests. Whatever the interest, it will be costly.
The stage is apparently all set for early 2017 launches of the LG Watch Style, Force, Pro and Sole, plus an LG Watch Pay digital wallet service.
Samsung Pay has a firm grip of Magnetic Secure Transmission technology with its patents, so LG may have to figure out something clever if the above is true.
More Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Android Pay competition? Not from LG Pay, at least not very soon, with "errors" found during testing.
There's nothing like a good physical card. At least, that might be the thinking behind LG Pay. The chaebol may end up waiting until late this year for it.
Industry sources are saying that LG has just wrapped development on a smartphone that can wirelessly be charged from up to 7cm away.
Instead of premiering at MWC 2016, we're now hearing that the LG Pay launch won't be happening until next quarter.
Check out the LG Pay card that will drive the company's new payment system, leaking ahead of a rumored MWC debut.