Don’t look now, but LG just trademarked names for six years’ worth of future flagship devices. They were granted rights to trademarks for the LG G3, LG G4, LG G5, LG G6, LG G7, LG G8 and LG G9 over at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The LG G3, as you know, is already out, and we’re expecting the LG G4 to arrive at some point in the first half of 2015, so those aren’t odd at all. The other five on this huge list? It’s likely they aren’t working on most of them (if the LG G4 is close to finished then the LG G5 is probably in the very early stages) and they’re just securing trademarks for future usage.
There’s no guarantee LG will even stick with their tried and true naming convention for that long, but it’s always nice to cover all your bases just in case. Now let’s hope we start to hear some real concrete details (the G4 is rumored to have ultra-high resolution, but that was a given) about the next smartphone due in the South Korean company’s flagship lineup in the near future.