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

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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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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62 Comments

1. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

g pen is coming.

32. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 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 ....

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Now that's blantantly copying Samsung...

4. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Like Samsung Copying iPhone 6 ???

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.

24. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 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

25. Rager722 unregistered

LG been had multi window since the G1

34. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

49. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 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.

40. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Are you really implying Samsung invented the pen?

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.

43. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Where did Apple get into the picture?

45. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 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.

53. sticker

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

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

62. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 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

64. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

It's G-wiz!

12. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

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

15. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Like Apple copied HTC?

18. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Like Apple copying the Samsung Ativ se?

19. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 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 ;-)

35. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 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.

54. sticker

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Alpha is a copycat of iphone5

47. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Like Apple stole SONY's original design?

22. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 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 !

26. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 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!!!

33. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

57. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

agree with u SuperNova

42. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You mad bro? Why all caps?

59. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

LG copies Samsung, Samsung copies Apple.

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