LG patents the names of its flagship smartphones through 2020
Surely, many a month will pass until we hear the first round of rumors and speculations regarding LG's next flagship smartphone, the LG G4, as the G3 is still relatively hot out of the oven. How do we know that it will be called the G4, some of you may ask. A spot-on question, indeed! Well, for starters, it comes pretty close to mind that LG won't change horses in the middle of the stream, but we have something something to prove our words with, too. It appears that LG has just filed a patent application for the LG G4 name in its home country, which is a clear indication that there will be absolutely no surprises regarding the name of LG's next flagship.
What's more, the tech giant has also made sure that no one will be legally able to make an LG G5, LG G6, LG G7, LG G8, and LG G9-named device up until 2020, as it has filed trademark applications for these device monikers as well. Thus, it's more than obvious that LG is not going to re-brand its flagship smartphone line of devices, as it has already made a name on the market. Or as the saying goes, “never change a winning team”.
The pioneer of the G line was no other than 2012's LG Optimus G, followed by the LG G2 a year later. This year's representative of the G series, the popular LG G3, is universally lauded as being one of the best and most important smartphones of 2014 so far. That said, it will be more than interesting to see how the LG G4 will try to woo us with in 2015.
LG's flagship smartphones since 2012
source: Zum (translated) via GSMDome
1. Python212 (Posts: 363; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
Without a doubt, G4's gonna be a monster phone.
2. galanoth (Posts: 339; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
Can they get Far East Movement to perform at the LG G6 event?
5. vuyonc (Posts: 385; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
I thought that hand-kissing commercial about the G Flex was the end of dumb marketing from LG. But washed out MTV garbage? No thank you.
4. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1271; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
They also patented the iPhone design with a small change...
6. BobbyDigital (Posts: 606; Member since: 29 May 2014)
LG has certainly stepped their game up with its mobile devices. They've become a true contender. I absolutely love my G2 and will be upgrading to the G3.
7. middlehead (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 May 2014)
YOU DON'T PATENT NAMES, YOU TRADEMARK THEM. Fix the headline and hire an actual EDITOR.
8. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
However, as I'm sure you read, the application was filed in their home country. Maybe the South Korean patent system works differently.
9. dunni88 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Feb 2014)
Thank you!! So glad LG has decided that different phones should have different names. The Moto X (2014) and the HTC One (M8) are both stupid.