It has consistently been rumored for the past few months now that this year Google is going to release two new Nexus phones with Huawei developing one and LG developing the other. A purported prototype of the Huawei Nexus was leaked on video recently and while there have been many reports about LG’s new Nexus phone as well so far it hasn’t been officially confirmed when these phones will arrive. A report out of South Korea claims the next LG Nexus handset will be released this October with Android Pay onboard.

Google announced Android Pay at the I/O 2015 back in June, this new payments service seeks to rival the likes of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

The report claims that LG’s new Nexus phone is going to be the launchpad for Google’s new mobile payments service and it just might be one major feature that sets the two Nexus handsets from Huawei and LG apart.

Like Apple Pay Google’s mobile payments service will only be compatible with Near Field Communication (NFC) and not with NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) both like Samsung Pay. This works in Samsung’s favor since merchants would be easily able to adopt its payment service without having to upgrade their payment terminals.

LG and Google have not yet confirmed when the next Nexus device is going to arrive but rumor has it that LG’s handset is going to have a 5 inch display whereas Huawei’s Nexus phone will come with a 5.7 inch display.

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