LG patents K40s and K50s for Europe

Yordan, 21 August 2019

LG is announcing a number of phones at IFA 2019, including some midrangers and low-end handsets. The Korean company has received patents for the K40s and K50s name by the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), meaning it can now use them freely across the 28 countries, members of the EU.

Patents by EUIPO Patents by EUIPO
Patents by EUIPO

Both the K40s and K50s are expected to be an update over the LG K40 and LG K50, announced six months ago at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.

LG K50 LG K40
LG K50 LG K40

While specs of the budget devices are not yet known, their predecessors are MIL-STD 810G compliant, so these should be as well.

Via (in Dutch)


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I think Europe became India and Pakistan for companies like Samsung ( bringing exynos instead of Snapdragon) and LG ( bringing cheap versions of LG8) There are rich people in Europe too who can buy premium. Quit this way of thinking that Europe ...

  • Anonymous

Pretty sure they trademarked the name - Patents are for designs or technology.

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