LG Electronics Canada Joins Android Pay in Canada

LG's user-centric innovations complemented with simplified tap and pay experience now available on the flagship LG G6

TORONTO, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - LG Electronics Canada (LG) announced today it has teamed up with Google to be one of the first consumer electronics company to launch Android Pay in Canada.

Android Pay is a simple and secure way to pay on mobile devices such as the LG G6, LG's newest flagship smartphone which comes also comes with Google Assistant built in. Android Pay is available at shops across Canada, wherever contactless payments are accepted. Android Pay is a secure, mobile purchasing system that works with NFC-enabled Nexus 5s, LG V20s and all G-series devices beginning with the LG G2. The devices must be running KitKat (4.4) or higher.

"We're proud to be helping our customers tap into exciting new ways to pay," says Shelly Walia, Brand Manager, Mobile Communications at LG Electronics Canada. "Android Pay adds value to our LG G6 and our previous generation flagship devices in the G and V series by providing another way to use your credit and debit cards to pay for purchases right from the G6."

"We're excited to bring the simplicity and security of mobile payments to Android users in Canada," says Pali Bhat, Senior Director, Product Management, Google. "Starting today, Canadian shoppers will be able to use Android Pay at hundreds of thousands of contactless payment terminals across Canada."

With Android Pay, customers can use their Android phones to make purchases. It offers a fast, simple and secure way to use a card to buy things in-app or in-store—all without pulling out a physical wallet.

Android Pay doesn't share your actual credit or debit card number with the merchant when you pay in stores, and uses a virtual account number to represent your card instead. Your device can notify you of your transactions with Android Pay. And if your phone is ever lost or stolen, you can simply use Google's Find My Device feature to instantly lock your device from anywhere, secure it with a new password, or even wipe it clean of your personal information.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs. By continually developing highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery, camera optics and LTE technology, LG creates handsets and wearables that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of people all over the world. LG is seeking to provide a playful mobile experience that extends beyond the scope of traditional smartphones. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.

About LG Electronics Canada

The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.

SOURCE LG Electronics Canada

For further information: Media Contacts: Cory Profiti, LG Canada, P: 647.253.6300 x2918 | C: 647.629.3811, cory.profiti@lge.com; Alissa Liotti, LG-One Canada, P: 416-486-5911 | C: 437-992-1253, alissa.liotti@lg-one.com; For more information: LG.com, @LGCanada

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