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G Prime, F Prime, L Prime, and W Prime may be future LG smartphones

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G Prime, F Prime, L Prime, and W Prime may be future LG smartphones
LG recently filed four trademark applications for names that include the term "Prime" - which is also seen in the tentative monikers of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Prime and HTC’s allegedly canceled One M8 Prime. The names that LG intends to trademark are: G Prime, F Prime, L Prime, and W Prime. All applications are related to smartphones, and were filed with the USPTO several days ago, on June 3.

While we’ve no idea if these names will ever be used to designate real devices, there is a certain logic behind them. LG currently has a G series of smartphones (including the latest G3), an F series (including the F90 and F70), and an L series (L90, L70, etc). What about the W, then? Well, this one may be reserved for a brand new Windows Phone 8.1 handset.

Of course, it’s hard to imagine that in the near future LG could, for example, launch a G Prime that’s more advanced than the G3 already is. But, in the long run, this could definitely happen. We’ll keep an eye on this, and let you know when more details are available.

source: USPTO

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posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:08 19

1. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


LG Optimus Prime lol.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:08 1

2. MacWiNux (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


why they didn't name it as LG Optimus Prime??

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:12 5

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3989; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Lawsuits. Or the licensing fee they would have to pay to avoid lawsuits.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:42 1

4. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 893; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


They beat me to the punch. I was going to file for M Prime, I Prime, L Prime, and F Prime.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:49 6

5. Cyberchum (Posts: 269; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The "mini? craze has gone, time to saturate the market with "prime" tag.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 23:05 3

7. MacWiNux (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


remember there was, One, X, S, and Mini and now its prime

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 00:27 2

11. Feanor (Posts: 304; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


This is why one must hate Asian brands (apart from Sony). They are all such copycats! There is a fashion and they follow immediately. Samsung announces a mini phone, everyone has to jump immediately on the train (but Sony is the only one to do it properly and eschew the pejorative Mini name); iPhone comes in gold, suddenly HTC, Samsung and LG, together with a troop of Chinese manufacturers, have to have golden phones. Now the Galaxy S5 Prime is just a rumour and already LG is trying to trademark similar name.
If one wants some class and originality, there is only Apple, Sony and Nokia.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:51 4

6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2951; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The scheme would work better if they used actual prime numbers for each new release:

LG G3, G5, G7, G11, G13, G17, G19, G23..., G103, etc.
LG F3, F5, F7, F11, F13, F17, F19, F23..., F103, etc.

(etc)

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 23:36 1

9. maherk (Posts: 891; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Exactly. Same goes to HTC, should've went with HTC One, Two, Three, etcetera etcetera. The m8 is just confusing for those who aren't too much of a tech person.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 02:12 1

14. asialove (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)


There is indeed a G4, G5 G8, G9 in trademark database..LG Filed that in 2011..

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 09:41

18. Neo_Huang (Posts: 368; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


You forgot 2 :)

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 23:21 1

8. Steven58 (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)


These rumors are getting me sick. I held off buying the s5 because it's root difficulty. I held off on the m8 in favor of the g3 whose specs for vzw are uncertain. Rumors. Rumors. Rumors. Whatever.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 00:13

10. imej88 (unregistered)


So Prime is considered the new flagship for most Android Smartphones?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 01:46

12. Bondurant (Posts: 54; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


What about Optimus Prime and Bumblebee ?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 02:11

13. asialove (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)


There is also "WINoz" in uspto database

By the way, F460L could be the "G Prime" which looks exacltly same as G3. F460 Seires features 805 soc.

Futures LG Phones confrmed: F410 F430, F460, F470, F480 and F490

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 04:47

16. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Those are all probably bound for the South Korean market via South Korean carriers. BTW, THE NEW SWIFTKEY ROCKS!

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 02:29

15. asialove (Posts: 28; Member since: 19 Jan 2010)


sorry, !

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 06:30 1

17. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


For what. ....?

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 18:32

19. sip1995 (Posts: 801; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I'll be happy if see a Windows phone device from LG with the same spects of the G3.

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