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LG trademarks its post-G9 flagship names in advance

This may be an upcoming LG flagship phone's official trademark. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
This may be an upcoming LG flagship phone's official trademark. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
A new leak indicates that LG has successfully attained trademarks for names that sound like flagship phones to be released after 2020. There is no G11 or G12, however: instead, they appear to fall in line with the Vx0 phablet line. Therefore, the G10's successor may be called the G20, and so on.

LG will continue to call its main line of smartphones the G series in the future. Evidence of this has allegedly been found by the blog LetsGoDigital, in forms of trademarks approved by a South Korean regulator. There are 4 of these apparently official new product names.

However, instead of following the current convention of the LG Gx series, it seems that the next phone after the G10 will not be the G11. It will move directly on to the next multiple of 10, as with the same OEM's premium phablet line. In other words, the next few flagships to be released by LG may be called the G10, G20, G30 and G40.

The new 'trademarks' also appear to lack the 'ThinQ' suffix that LG G generations have picked up over the last few years. This extra marketing term refers to the electronics giant's proprietary AI system for its high-end devices. However, this may not mean much: the last time LG conducted such a wholesale trademarking of future devices, the resulting names did not account for additional monikers; yet the corresponding phones acquired them in any case.

The 4 alleged trademarks acquired by LG. (Source:  LetsGoDigital)
The 4 alleged trademarks acquired by LG. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-07-11 (Update: 2019-07-11)