LG G Pro put to pasture & G Pen comes to light!
LG G Pro was LG’s 5.5 inch Android “phablet” that launched last year. The successor to this, G Pro 2 which has a 5.9 inch display made things more sensible as the phablet label didn’t really make much logic. However, with headsets such as Nexus 6 now available, it seems that the G Pro doesn’t really fit in the phablet family nor does it fit into the normal smartphone family.
It may be due to this confusion that LG is rumored to be killing the G Pro series. We will never be able to see the G3 Pro and it was maybe just to hard for the company to sell a phone that never really made that big of an impact. The market is now gearing toward a 5 inch niche that seems to have the most profit. Why continue a series that just has no demand?
On a lighter note, it might just be that the company is working on a headset that is going to utilize a stylus that might just rival the Note 4’s S Pen stylus. The previous G3 stylus from LG wasn’t really that impressive and was there just to be used if any consumer wanted to. So, as stylus pens do seem to have some demand, it’s no big surprise that a patent has surfaced revealing LG’s plans to create a stylus that might be much more functional.
The patent document illustrates a whole lot of plans for the company. It describes applications from smartwatches all the way to tablets. One app that might re-enforce the mysterious stylus is the “G Scrawl” that may be an app for writing and pen input.
We’re not quite sure where the stylus will fit with LG’s current portfolio. Hence, we assume a new phone will be made just to include the stylus capabilities. Even so, this is just a patent. Nothing is confirmed. So, take this news with a grain of salt as LG may never want to make these plans into something tangible.