Following Samsung’s announcement of Samsung Pay, we started hearing about LG’s intentions to jump on board the wireless payments bandwagon, with some crucial enhancements of its own. But time and again, the service has faced multiple roadblocks along the way, which has in turn delayed its release. It seems like the service has been delayed yet again, with a report mentioning that LG Pay will now see a launch in 2017.
The reason for the delay is the proposed White Card which will complement LG Pay. This is a physical card that can have your credit and debit card information, pairing with NFC on your device and even letting you swipe using conventional payment terminals.
However, the feasibility of this White Card is said to be in question with internal testing not quite done yet. LG has completed the R&D work on the wireless payments service. But the White Card seems to be drawing up new problems for the company. It was originally supposed to debut with the LG V20 in South Korea in a few days from now, but that won’t happen now. Perhaps we’ll get to hear more about it during LG’s early 2017 flagship announcement?
Source: NewsOne – Translated
Via: Phone Arena