[ gsmarena.com ] LG Pay launched, South Korea gets it first

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LG Pay launched, South Korea gets it first

As expected, LG has launched its mobile payments service LG Pay to compete with similar offerings by other major players such as Samsung. However, unlike Samsung Pay (which is uses Magnetic Secure Transmission technology), LG’s service is based on Wireless Magnetic Communication tech.

Users of LG Pay will be able to make payments by touching their phones to regular credit card devices. However, they’ll be required to scan their fingerprints before each transaction.

The service has been launched in South Korea, where it currently supports four credit card brands, including Shinhan,…