LG Trademarks G5 SE In South KoreaBy cheatmaster 04:25 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 Comments
In a go that could easily be categorized as simply copying an concept Apple had first, LG has trademarked the name G5 SE in its native South Korea. So it looks like at least someone in the world views the SE suffix as remarkable branding. Apple should probably be flattered, but we assume it's going to become pretty mad if LG actually launches a smartphone called G5 SE.
That's one gigantic "if", naturally, as at this point we have no more information to go on aside from the aforementioned tradeimprint filing itself. Obviously LG could in the discontinue choose not to go the SE route for a recent device. Then again, there's a slight chance that it might want to emulate what Apple's done with the iPhone SE and release a G5 SE that's smaller than the 'normal' G5. Whether that means it will be underpowered too (like most Android-running 'minis' of the past) remains to be seen. Hopefully not, though.
LG has even created the logo you can see above, specially for the tradeimprint filing involving the G5 SE. This could be a sign that its intentions are pretty serious in using the newly-acquired tradeimprint for an actual product. We'll have to wait and see.
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