There’s a lot of Nexus rumours floating about, and with two phones rumoured to be launching it’s no wonder. According to a new report from Korea, the LG Nexus is real and will launch in October with Android Pay, with Google partnering with LG for the launch of their payment system.
The report comes from Business Korea who spoke with an ‘Industry Watcher’. The watcher confirmed that the phone will launch in October as a 5″ device, while the Huawei Nexus will be 5.7″, information we’ve been seeing repeated from various outlets for some time.
While there will be a Huawei Nexus, it’s the LG phone which Google will use to launch Android Pay according to the Industry Watcher. On the subject of Android Pay, the Industry Watcher had this to say:
The question of whether Android Pay would succeed in the simple payment service market would depend on its ability to dominate the advanced countries’ markets in Europe and North America… this is in part why Google chose LG, given the latter’s success in these markets.
Google is expected to announce any new Nexus device, or devices in October, with availability expected in November. At Google I/O, Google staff confirmed that Android Pay would launch in the US first, before moving to any other markets – though Australia, with our proliferation of contactless payment terminals was being looked at as one of the first markets Google would investigate expanding to.
We’ll know more in the coming months, but stay tuned for more leaks as they appear.