LG today released Wallet – a new Android app presented as a “secure
mobile payment application for LG’s premium mobile handsets.” What’s
really interesting about this app is that, according to its description, it can be used only on an LG G7 (at least at this moment).
Of course, an LG G7 doesn’t exist yet, or not commercially
anyway. We are expecting a G7 to be introduced in the coming months (as a
successor to last year’s G6), but the device will likely be released under a
different name, as LG is looking to refresh its flagship phone naming scheme. Most
probably, the description of LG Wallet will be soon updated, or the app is
going to be pulled from Google Play altogether, being re-launched only after
LG’s upcoming flagship handset is announced.
Right now, the LG Wallet app doesn’t really work, but you
might be able to install it on phones like the LG V30 – check out the source
link below to download it.
By the looks of it, LG Wallet will replace the
already-available LG Pay service (the new app’s Google Play icon actually reads
LG Pay instead of Wallet).
We’ll find out more about LG Wallet and the G7 (or whatever
its final name turns out to be) once the new smartphone is officially
announced. Most probably, LG will unveil its next-gen handset in late February at MWC
2018. Stay tuned!