If there’s one thing LG might like even more than releasing new mobile devices, it’s filing trademarks for their names. Sure, all companies have their trademarks, but we end up hearing about a lot of new LG gear for the first time from such filings, and often with names that also give us a solid hint at just what sort of devices these might be. Already this year alone, we’ve seen such trademarks for unreleased smartwatches, a possible phablet, and maybe even the next G Flex. Now we’ve got one new name to add to that growing list, with LG trademarking the G Pad X.
To refresh your memory a bit about LG’s return to the tablet market, last year at IFA LG delivered the G Pad 8.3, before following that up this past spring with a trio of additional models, the G Pad 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 (above).
While this new trademark breaks from that naming scheme a bit, that may be just where LG’s intentions lie, helping to differentiate a next generation of its tablet lineup. But is that all the X means? LG could be going all Roman numerals on us, with the G Pad X designating a ten-incher, but for the moment that’s just speculation.
Fortunately for us, expo season is just around the corner, and whether it happens at CES, MWC, or even a stand-alone LG press event, there’s a decent chance that LG could be planning to formally announce this guy in the relatively near future.