LG is trademarking a bunch of odd ‘X’ names, but why?

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LG is planning to extend its new range of X-series devices, according to trademarks registered in South Korea. The company’s not giving anything away yet, and there’s no evidence any of the names filed will become real products, but they’re a tantalizing glimpse of what may be to come. The names are the X Suit, X Skin, X Classic, and Slim. What could they be?

Right now, there’s no answer to this question, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate. LG recently launched two X-series smartphones, the X Screen and the X Cam, which came along just before the LG G5. Both incorporated features we’d seen on the LG V10, or which would later become part of the LG G5, but neither stood out for being tech powerhouses. What they could be, is part of an expanding series of devices, based on these trademarks.

While all four new names could lend themselves to smartphones, they could also work particularly well attached to smartwatches or other wearables. LG isn’t a stranger to wearables, but after quickly releasing the G Watch, G Watch R, and Watch Urbane, it slowed down, and hasn’t released a new smartwatch since last year. Although the LTE-equipped second generation Watch Urbane is about to go on sale, it’s still a device from 2015.

LG also needs more Friends, or more precisely, it needs more Friends that are compatible with the LG G5, either as modules or complementary hardware like the 360 VR headset. A series of new smartwatches, fitness trackers, or other wearables may fit the bill. Samsung already differentiates its Gear S2 models using the Classic name, and we know LG’s a fan of stylish designs thanks to the Watch Urbane, which at the time of release was unusually attractive for a smartwatch. A smartwatch with a business look called the X Suit, or a watch made for smaller wrists called the X Slim? Sounds plausible enough.

However, all this is speculation based on a set of trademarked names that may, or may not, ever be used on real devices. We’ll keep you updated on LG’s plans for these intriguing products right here.


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