While every manufacturer and his dog has had a go at the “phablet” thing, it’s still widely accepted that the Samsung Galaxy Note is king of that particular domain, and inevitably the Galaxy Note 5 will take the crown when it launches at IFA 2015 in September.
Unless; LG is tipped to resurrect its phablet range in the second half of 2015, with something called the LG G Note.
The first LG Optimus G Pro was launched in February 2013, and had what seemed at the time a massive 5.5in display, matching – incidentally – the Galaxy Note 2.
The LG G Pro 2 followed 12 months later, and while it boasted some seriously impressive credentials, the 5.9in beast enjoyed a fairly limited release. The 5.5in LG G3 appeared just a few months later, and that was the end of that.
LG CEO Cho Ju-no briefly spoke of a “higher-end product” than the LG G4 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 last week, and a high-specced LG G Note would certainly fit the proverbial bill.
The Korea Herald’s G Note report says LG has applied for a trademark in South Korea, but doesn’t mention anything about G Note display size. However, with the LG G4 possibly being larger than the 5.5in LG G3, the G Note could be as large as 6in – or beyond.
Potentially chiming with this story, a mysterious LG device (LS770) destined for Sprint was outed earlier this week (PhoneArena), with a 5.8in display and mention of a stylus. It's not clear if it'll be a high-end device just yet, but could it be the LG G Note?
Lots more on the LG G Note in the coming weeks, inevitably.