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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19 Comments

1. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

LG Optimus Prime lol.

2. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1095; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

7. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

11. Feanor

Posts: 1390; Member since: Jun 20, 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.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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)

9. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

14. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

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

18. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

You forgot 2 :)

8. Steven58

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 25, 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.

10. imej88 unregistered

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

12. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

What about Optimus Prime and Bumblebee ?

13. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 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

16. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

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

15. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

sorry, !

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

For what. ....?

19. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

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