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LG G6 Rumors: Phablet To Tout Iris Scanner, LG Pay And Removable Battery

LG is looking to redeem itself and win over consumers with its impending LG G6, the successor of the LG G5 flagship.

To ensure that the LG G6 does not meet the dismal fate of the modular LG G5 smartphone, the company is pulling out all stops for upcoming handset. LG is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the next-gen smartphone finds favor with consumers.

We have already heard rumors of the company opting for a 4K display for its LG G6 and discarding the modular design. Now the latest buzz is that the company is looking to up the ante by including an iris scanner in the impending device. It will also have a new mobile payment system, as well as a removable battery.

The news comes courtesy of publication Korea Herald.

“LG Electronics is rumored to adopt several new technologies, including iris recognition and mobile payment for its upcoming flagship smartphone, G6. Experts said the tech firm needs to blow the competition out of the water with the G6 in order to make up for the 800 billion won ($67 million) loss caused by the failure of the previous G5 model,” notes the publication.

Iris Scanner

The Korea Herald report reveals that the all-in-one module, which LG gave a peek into at an electronics show in October, could act as the iris scanner and camera for the LG G6.

This is not the first time rumors of the LG G6 adopting the iris recognition tech have emerged online. Earlier in November, we reported on the possibility that the phablet will include an iris scanner, emulating the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The inclusion of this technology on the LG G6 will give a major push to the smartphone, which will compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8.


LG G6 will mark the return of the removable battery for safety issues. Why the decision to get rid of non-removable batteries you wonder? LG is playing it safe after seeing the PR nightmare Samsung faced thanks to the exploding battery of its Galaxy Note 7.

LG Pay

LG is allegedly working on a new mobile payment system solution that could be deployed for its LG G6. We are all too familiar with Samsung Pay and Apple Pay and it seems LG, too, is looking to follow the same path as its rivals, as we could see LG Pay soon.

The Magnetic Secure Transmission or MST solution is along the lines of Samsung Pay, and will allow users to make payments seamlessly by simply tapping their smartphone to a magnetic card reader.

MST is said to be more versatile when compared to White Card, which is deployed by a majority of smartphones. More than 90 percent available card readers are said to be compatible with MST. LG will be using MST for its LG Pay solution, according to reports.

New Functions

The LG G6 may also bring “new functions” that have not yet been on any other LG handset. What these functions are, however, remain a mystery.

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