A pair of new LG patents suggests the company is planning an assault on Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup with a stylus-packing phablet of its own. The tech giant recently trademarked the “G Pen” brand in the U.S., suggesting it could be gearing up to unveil a new stylus along with a smartphone to go with it.
LG also issued a trademark for “G Scrawl,” which sounds like a software feature designed to work with the G Pen. Unfortunately, neither filing actually reveals any details of the company’s plans. Instead, it’s just the usual legal jargon, covering any possible use ranging from mobile phones to wearable computers to “rings of precious metal.”
Still, we wouldn’t be surprised to see LG release a new phablet and G Pen in the not-too-distant future. The company actually tried this once before with the G3 Stylus, though the device ended up offering disappointing mid-range specs and a limited launch that never reached the U.S. Hopefully the South Korean giant will try again in 2015 with better results.