LG Electronics to launch mobile payments service in South Korea in June

The payment system will be available on LG latest G6 smartphone

Reuters March 22, 2017
The payment system will be available on LG latest G6 smartphone. PHOTO: REUTERS

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Wednesday it will launch a new mobile payments service in its home country in June, trying to keep up with smartphone leaders Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.

LG said it would start offering its payments service, to be called LG Pay, through its G6 smartphones that went on sale in South Korea on March 10.

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Users would be able to make payments through existing credit card readers via a magnetic signal from the phone, similar to how Samsung's payments system - launched in August 2015 - works.

Samsung and Apple are already operating their payments systems in more than 10 markets each, using the service to differentiate their handsets at a time of growing competition and slowing growth in the global smartphone market.

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Apple charges fees on transactions made through the system, while Samsung does not.

LG did not elaborate on details including whether its payments service would expand to other markets, whether it would be supported on other devices or if it would generate revenue.


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