LG "Q Note" trademark suggests smartphone with stylus could be in the works

LG could be preparing a new stylus-equipped smartphone according to a new trademark filing. The South Korean company’s last attempt at a device featuring a stylus came nearly one year ago, with the launch of the LG Stylo 3 Plus. According to a trademark for the “Q Note” name by the company, however, it appears LG could be readying another stylus-equipped device.

Currently, the LG Q line of devices is relatively new, with the company introducing its first series of smartphones last year, in the form of the LG Q6 and Q8. These acted as the company’s mid-range offerings throughout the year and are understood to have been relatively well received. With the rumored LG Q7 just around the corner, though, the new trademark suggests the company could be working on an expanded range of devices in 2018, one of which could feature the Q7 Note name. If this is the case, the new smartphone would most likely act as a spiritual successor to 2017’s Stylo 3 Plus and would continue to be positioned in the mid-range pricing bracket.

In terms of design and release, details are yet to be confirmed, but the device will most likely adopt the 18:9 display aspect ratio and should resemble the company’s upcoming G7 ThinQ flagship. Regarding a release, LG will be unveiling its next high-end smartphone on May 2, but the Q7 line of devices will likely make an appearance later on in the month, with a possible release date happening towards the beginning of June. In any case, though, it will remain to be seen if the company’s next mid-range offering also boasts the “ThinQ” branding.



1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

So being that the Q6 was VERY similar to the LG Stylo 3 Plus on the spec sheet; minus the stylus, and fingerprint scanner, but with a 2:1 screen ratio. I wonder if the Q Note will be the new name for the LG Stylo 4 being that the specs have already been leaked on the Q7?

2. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'm surprised it's taken this long for another smartphone maker to release a Samsung Note competitor.

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Probably it's because contract between Wacom and Samsung. Samsung will keep buying millions of digitizers from Wacom, in exchange Wacom shouldn't sell it's digitizer to other phone manufacturers.. Or probably it's just because patent.

3. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

If this device has not a digital, embedded pen, it has nothing to do with the Note category. I can't understand, how the tech media don't know that?! S Pen on Note is not only for jotting, and if it's not embedded is a pain to carry it, and easy to be lost.

12. skips

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Because Xiaomi phones definitely had a stylus embedded in them........

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Xiaomi? Why suddenly mention Xioami?

4. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Does LG ever stop copying Samsung ?

5. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Samsung copies LG , LG copies Samsung this is normal

9. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Does Samsung never stop copying LG ? :D

11. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Why do people always bring up "copying" as a negative thing? First popular mass-produced car was a Model T. Had other manufacturers not "copied", we would all be driving a Model T or something else from Ford right now. Aren't you glad other manufacturers "copied" and you have more choices now? Why see it as a bad thing for phones then?

7. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Nice Samsung need Rival in Stylus Nice LG nice.

8. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

But Q serie is a mid-end no high-end.

10. rkoforever90

Posts: 465; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

why can't they add a stylus to vseries ?

13. fyah_king unregistered

V series is more of an audio and video line.

15. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

This could work well as a mid-range competitor to the note series.

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