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Forget the G4, LG has an even more premium G4 Note phablet prep'd for the second half of 2015

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Forget the G4, LG has an even more premium G4 Note phablet prep'd for the second half of 2015
If you thought that the G4 will be the only highlight release from LG in 2015, you were wrong. At a press conference during MWC 2015, LG's CEO of mobile business, Cho Jun-ho told attendees that his company is prepping a device for the second half of 2015 – a device that will be positioned even higher than its G-series lineup.

Well, according to a fresh report from The Korea Herald, LG is indeed on its way to enter the phablet market with a new G Note line. The company recently applied for a trademark over the name in its home country of South Korea, further fueling speculation and giving legitimacy to previous rumors claiming the same. Keep in mind that we're only speculating here – Mr. Cho Jun-ho's 'even fancier' new device may not end up being the G Note, after all. But if we're on target, then you can expect a better display, camera, and user experience. 

Interestingly enough, just yesterday we caught a whiff of a mysterious LG device passing through the FCC. Codenamed LS770, the device had a screen size of about 5.8 inches and the filing also referred to a stylus. While we have no way of confirming our suspicions at this point, the LS770 does sound like an LG device worthy of a G Note title.

In any case, the reality is that the phablet market isn't something new for LG. Its G Pro series lived on for a while, but the company pulled the plug after the G Pro 2. If the above rumors prove true, it seems reasonable to suggest that LG has used the time since to get back to the drawing board and regroup before risking a face-off with the category's titans in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and more recently, the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Only time will tell if LG's bet will pay off.

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posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:07 7

1. Oğuzhan_77 (Posts: 89; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


g pen is coming.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 11:02 2

32. VLaRueC (Posts: 178; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Can you imagine if the G Pen actually takes off and becomes a mainstay? The first 14 pens were ok.... But the G Pen15 ....

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:09 13

2. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Now that's blantantly copying Samsung...

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:16 14

4. wtmana (Posts: 44; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


Like Samsung Copying iPhone 6 ???

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:21 15

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


That just copied the bottom portion of the phone. This is stealing ideas and blatantly using them.

Note -> G Note
S-pen -> G-pen

And wait for the pop-up multi window and the Gtouchwiz.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:33 5

24. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


If it's a curved one then you can call it )-pen or j-pen.
If it's yellow and curved then this:http://tinyurl.com/o4pg79y

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:36

25. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


LG been had multi window since the G1

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 11:25

34. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


My G2 doesn't have multi-window. Q-slide isn't multi-window.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 17:35

49. Hitokage (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


Erm, I have an LG Volt, which uses the G2's software skin, aaaaand Q-Slide is indeed multiwindow. Not EFFICIENT multiwindow, but multiwindow nonetheless.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 13:02

40. wargreymon (Posts: 700; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Are you really implying Samsung invented the pen?

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 13:08 2

41. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Nope, but neither did Apple invent rounded rectangle or pinch to zoom.

Samsung was the first to implement wacom based stylus into a phone.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 14:05

43. wargreymon (Posts: 700; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Where did Apple get into the picture?

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 14:26

45. Niva. (Posts: 423; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


And you know LG will use a wacom stylus how? It might be similar to the one n the shield which is great for cost savings.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 21:17

53. sticker (Posts: 37; Member since: 24 Feb 2015)


Ive seen Sony Ericsson phone with keypad and Stylus before. So the idea was not from Samsung afterall.

posted on 13 Mar 2015, 05:34

62. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I think once ideas mature enough then such convergence or unification would in all probability happen.
Like TVs, Cars and all sundry gadgets/machines we use, everything starts becoming similar in capability, but different in marketing

posted on 13 Mar 2015, 23:08

64. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


It's G-wiz!

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:49 4

12. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Yeah, after they copy "multi window". Even the UI has some similar points to TouchWiz.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:55 9

15. LuckyS (Posts: 154; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


Like Apple copied HTC?

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:10 7

18. zinger69 (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


Like Apple copying the Samsung Ativ se?

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:18 1

19. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


loool only because of the bottom line??

just because of the dots? hhaha

then look for the samsung galaxy ative from 2012

also apple will never have again somthing new to offer that isnt already on android
just the design lol and thats why apple will always copy android and others on the softwaredepartmend ;-)

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 11:44 1

35. JohnK (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Some people should watch more phones than Apple ones before speaking of copying like kids in primary school :

Xiami MI 4 released in august '14.
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro released in sept '14.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha released in sept '14

That's just a small bunch of phones with that "bottom-like" i6 which also got released in about same time. But S6 is a copy? Right. Apple fans propaganda against their most dangerous competitor i would say.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 21:20

54. sticker (Posts: 37; Member since: 24 Feb 2015)


Alpha is a copycat of iphone5

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 16:10

47. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Like Apple stole SONY's original design?

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 19:33

52. lyndon420 (Posts: 4145; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Apple invent the pen already?

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:27 3

22. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


FOR YOUR INFORMATION LG AND SAMSUNG ARE ONE!
LG PRAISING SAMSUNG FOR ITS S6.
LG STORES HERE IN SOUTH KOREA SELLING SAMSUNG PHONES!

LG AND SAMSUNG HELPING FOR THE KOREAN ECONOMY !

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:36 5

26. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Samsung & LG are the heart of Korea. They both help each other to improve their technology which no other can reach. The real copycats are Chinese OEMs and Apple.

And if anyone can't accept this, every phone makers copied Motorola. End of story!!!

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 11:15

33. redmd (Posts: 1265; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


So true. However, Chinese OEMs are really trying their best to differentiate and innovate. Maybe they have nothing else to copy anymore.

posted on 13 Mar 2015, 02:04

57. HSN87 (Posts: 109; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


agree with u SuperNova

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 13:36

42. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 536; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


You mad bro? Why all caps?

posted on 13 Mar 2015, 02:30 1

59. refillable (Posts: 1045; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


It would be nicer if you put it this way:

FYI, LG and Samsung are literally one. LG praises Samsung for it's S6 and LG Stores here in South Korea selling Samsung phones. LG and Samsung are both helping our economy.

No need for those ugly caps.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:15 3

3. promise7 (Posts: 874; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


LG copies Samsung, Samsung copies Apple.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:18 14

5. Derekjeter (Posts: 831; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Who cares who is copying who as long as they bring something cool and new. Copying is what drives innovation and better products.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:21 3

7. wtmana (Posts: 44; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


you right.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:25 16

8. walkman800 (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


...and Apple copies everyone.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:36

10. wtmana (Posts: 44; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


Samsung, Lg, Sony, Htc. Are here thanks to google android, apple are here for their own products, by its own operating system.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:44 1

11. Biernot (unregistered)


apple makes money with tech from other companys

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:53

14. dmakun (Posts: 319; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


So what's your point? You do know it's not any easier for Android OEMs to sell devices that pretty much run the same base software. In fact it's advantage Apple to produce hardware and software for their devices and this explains their profitability so it's not as simple as you make it out to be in that statement.

posted on 13 Mar 2015, 02:08

58. HSN87 (Posts: 109; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


Hell Yeah :D

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:51 2

13. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


And Apple copies Google (iOS copies some features of Android).

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 11:53

36. Spedez (Posts: 444; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


And Google sucks balls. Loop is closed.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:56

16. Rigbaby (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Nov 2014)


And the copycats will do it better

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:26

21. j2001m (Posts: 2886; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


I am looking at the s6 edge on samsung website, the design images and they look nothing like the iphone 6 on Apple website doing the same thing, so I think not, even the end looks nothing like, aport from how the speakers holes in metal but then it's on 2 lines and how are you going to do this in any other way in metal

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:29 1

23. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


FOR YOUR INFORMATION LG AND SAMSUNG ARE ONE!
LG PRAISING SAMSUNG FOR ITS S6.
LG STORES HERE IN SOUTH KOREA SELLING SAMSUNG PHONES!

LG AND SAMSUNG HELPING FOR THE KOREAN ECONOMY !
THEY ARE SHARING IDEAS! YOU CANNOT CALL IT COPYING ANYMORE...

posted on 13 Mar 2015, 10:51

63. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


then don't forget the iphone was copied from lg prada!

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:30

9. A.o.D (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Mar 2015)


Why Note? Couldn't they think of any other name

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:05

17. mrej201 (Posts: 226; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


good for LG.. but every one here knows that the note 4 is the champ

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:39

27. DonChoi (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Having a fingerprint sensors are competitive but will not receive notice if the fingerprint sensor. Huawei, Oppo, Meizu, Samsung laid out the relevance model soon Lenovo, Xaiomi, China and Alibaba and small manufacturers are expected to release a touch-type fingerprint sensor.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:47

28. isprobi (Posts: 645; Member since: 30 May 2011)


I have an LG Optimus G Pro and it is not a very good phone. The mic in speakerphone mode only works if you are close and talk right into it. The battery life is at best just good. And the phone is ugly. So I doubt I will buy another LG device.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:50

29. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


LS770 is the G4 Stylus Aka the P1s...

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 10:59

31. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


With only HD screen resolution.
The G4 will be impressive, but the VS999 with 3k scrren will be even more :)

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 11:56

37. trqster (Posts: 97; Member since: 17 May 2013)


And no one copies Apple's iPhone sales figures and profits...

posted on 13 Mar 2015, 02:35

61. refillable (Posts: 1045; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Well indeed. Someone will in a couple of years.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 12:44

39. Denco (Posts: 118; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Why is everybody using the word 'Note' as Samsung?

Xiaomi Note. LG G4 Note. Bla bla bla.

Can't they find another word to sell their phablets?

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 15:15

46. medtxa (Posts: 1130; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


yeah its called note because the stylus.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 16:56

48. wargreymon (Posts: 700; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Coz Doodle doesn't have the same ring. Then again, this is not official, so if it's real or what it's name will be, we will see.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 21:27

55. sticker (Posts: 37; Member since: 24 Feb 2015)


They should have used 'Plus' to sell more.

posted on 12 Mar 2015, 18:23

50. eman99 (Posts: 361; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


is this in refrence to the article the other day sprint version

posted on 13 Mar 2015, 02:32

60. refillable (Posts: 1045; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I liked the use of 'Pro' for their earlier phablets. I think it is still quite viable to call it 'LG G Pro 4' with that future literation of LG's phablet to differentiate themselves from Samsung. It is very interesting to see what it is going to be like.

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