LG rumoured to be launching G4 Note phablet

LG has had a fairly busy first quarter. The company announced the G Flex 2 at CES in January and was on hand at Mobile World Congress to further demonstrate the device and tease us about upcoming phones that have yet to be announced. With the G3 approaching its first birthday, we have to assume the G4 is just around the corner, but LG also talked a bit about a phone that would sit above the G series.

There is now more news of an LG mystery device. The Korea Herald reports that LG plans to roll out a phablet-sized phone to rival the iPhone 6 Plus, the Nexus 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note. Sources told the Herald that LG has already applied to trademark the name G4 Note (seriously) though no other details about the device’s size, construction, or availability were offered. It’s not clear if this phone is the new device LG talked about at MWC or if this is a fourth phone that LG plans to introduce this year and will sit alongside the G4, the G Flex 2, and the MWC mystery device.

We’re almost a year on from the release of the gigantic G Pro 2 (pictured above), which measured 5.9 inches in size, ran on the Snapdragon 800, and enjoyed only limited availability when it launched last April. It’s likely any phablet released by LG this year would be a similar size, if only because rumours have the G4 down for a 5,5-inch display, so a plus-sized version would need to be considerably bigger. What’s not clear is if LG plans to implement the same curved design we saw with the G Flex 2 and is rumoured to be present in the G4.

[source]The Korea Herald[/source]

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