[News] LG Icon Smartphone, Iconic Smartwatch Trademarks Spotted

2018-01-12 21:06:08
115 6

  • LG's next smartphones could be named Icon, Aicon, or Aiconn
  • LG will no longer fix a regular timeline to announce its handsets
  • LG is said to be reassessing its smartphone business

In line with the latest reports saying LG is re-strategising its mobile business, the company seems to be working on a new series of smartphones. LG could soon launch a smartphone under the brand Icon and a smartwatch under the name Iconic. LG is already said to have noted that it will take a departure from its annual smartphone launch cycle. These moves by LG could be seen as a strategy to revamp its struggling smartphone business that has been incurring losses for several quarters now.

Coming back to the new nomenclature, according to the database of USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office), LG has filed trademarks for a smartphone under the names: LG Icon, LG Aicon, and LG Aiconn. Additionally, it has also filed a trademark for the name 'Iconic' for a smartwatch. Famous tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) first spotted the trademark and tweeded : "With LG rumoured to be rebranding its flagship G-series, I noticed that the company just trademarked "LG Icon" for a smartphone and "Iconic" for a smartwatch."

It remains to be seen if LG will rebrand the G series with Icon or whether it will launch smartphones under that name at all. Companies use the trademark filing to secure a particular name for their future products. They are at a discretion to keep or discard them.

Meanwhile, LG, at CES 2018, has reported said that will no longer fix a regular timeline to announce its handsets. Usually, it releases the G-Series smartphones in the first half of the year and the V-series in the second half. Alongside the shift from launch cycles, LG has also made it clear that it will release more variants of its existing lineup. The South Korean consumer electronics giant was expected to announce its latest flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.

LG has reportedly said that it will not unveil new smartphones "just because other rivals do". Instead, it wants to increase the longevity of its existing lineup of smartphones by launching more "variant models in the G series or V series."

Interestingly, a ZDNet report quoted CEO and Vice Chairman Jo Seong-jin (aka Cho Sung-jin), as saying, "If there is something that is needed to be changed, we will change it." This is another hint at the changing of the name of the G-Series, or even the V-Series. Another report  from South Korea has said that LG will be dumping the G brand and will not name the first flagship smartphone of 2018 as the G7


Based on these reports, LG is clearly reassessing its smartphone business and everything is up for a change.

Source  360 Gadget

2018-01-12 21:06:08
Favorites2 RateRate

Pro Bunny

SrikrishnaBabu | from app


Thanks for your information
2018-01-12 21:58:23

Grandmaster Bunny

Ashoks | from Redmi 3S


Thanks for sharing information
2018-01-12 23:05:48

Master Bunny

NS@Xiaomi | from Redmi Note 4


thanks for sharing
2018-01-12 23:28:22
I am with you.
Namaskar !!!

Master Bunny

Asha@63. | from MIX


Useful Information
2018-01-13 00:51:22

Master Bunny

Mantu1 | from Redmi Note 3


Nice smartphone...!!
2018-01-13 04:11:18
Please don't directly copy-paste information from the third-party website. Please read the tutorial to post threads properly:

Things You Need To Know Before Posting A Thread In Tech Section!
2018-01-13 10:19:15

Join Our Channel:
please sign in to reply.
Sign In Sign Up
  • Followers


  • Threads


  • Replies


  • Points


APP scratch card
100 threads in a Month
2016 Diwali with Mi
3 días seguidos
7 días seguidos
21 días seguidos
40 días seguidos
70 días seguidos
100 días seguidos
1 год подряд
Lucky Draw No.
500K Members
2016 Christmas
Mi Explorers
2016 #ThrowbackwithMiComm
App Review
1 million members
Xiaomi 7th Birthday
Fitness Guru
June-100 replies in a month
July-100 replies in a month
Aug-100 replies in a month
Sep-100 replies in a month
Oct-100 replies in a month
Nov-100 replies in a month
Dec-100 replies in a month
100 ответов в декабре
1st Anniversary
71st Independence Day
My Poster My Life
MIUI 7th Anniversary
2 million registered members
Newbie Member
Twitter Medal
Christmas 2017
2018 New Year Medal
MIUI Instagram
2017 Xiaomi Annual Bill

Mi Comm APP

Stay updated on Mi Products and MIUI

Copyright©2016-2018, All Rights Reserved
Content Policty
Quick Reply To Top Return to the list