LG unveils 5G smartphone V50 ThinQ LG has taken the wraps off its 5G smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2019, along with a dual-screen ‘companion’, and the LG G8 ThinQ with palm vein hand ID unlock. There are a number of mobile payment solutions, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, and with an Android phone everyone has at least Google Pay support. LG now joins Samsung in launching a more advanced payment system for its branded phones that supports magnetic secure transmission (MST) functionality, opening up more retailers for support of the new LG Pay payment system. top picks The 10 best smartphones right now It’s easy to find a great phone today. In fact, current flagship devices are so good you really don’t need to be replacing them every year. Read More MST means you can use the phone to mimic a credit card at magnetic stripe terminals so even if a store says it does not support phone payment methods you just may be able to use the LG G8 to make these payments and keep your card in your wallet. I’ve surprised a few retailers by using my Samsung phone in the past and now LG phone owners can do the same. LG Pay launched last week in the US with support for the LG G8 ThinQ to start. Support for the LG V40, V50 5G, V35, and G7 is scheduled for the coming months. I installed it on the LG G8 and will be… [Read full story]
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