LG has recently announced its G4, G4 Stylus and G4c phones, but there could be yet another G4 variant on the way: the LG G4 Note phablet. Here we round up the UK release date and specification rumours on what could be the LG G4 Note or LG G Pro 3. Also see: Best phones 2015. 

We should note that the LG G4 Stylus is an LG phablet, but given its lower specs and cheaper price we don't believe it to be the same phablet rumoured in this article. The LG G4 Note is rumoured to be a beast of a phone with a metal chassis and specs to rival the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which could be here as soon as July. Also see: LG G4 review. For more, see our LG G5 review.

LG G4 Note specifications: What to expect from the LG G4 phablet 

According to Focus Taiwan, LG is planning a second flagship smartphone launch for 2015 to boost sales. This one is bigger, better and faster than the LG G4, with a larger screen and high-end specs to rival the Note 5. Also see: Best Android phones 2015. 

This theory is backed up by comments in the Korean Herald by LG CEO Cho Ju-no, who said at a MWC 2015 press meeting that a "higher-end product" than the G4 would arrive in the second half of the year. 

So far the rumoured specification of the LG G4 Note is merely that - rumoured - but we could be about to see a 5.7- or 5.9in phablet with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdrgaon 810 chip (LG plumped for the six-core 808 in the G4), 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Expect the same camera setup as on the G4, but a larger-capacity battery. Like the Note 5 it could also come with a stylus, according to GottaBeMobile. 

Other sources, though, say the LG G4 Note will have a 5.5in 3k screen with 600ppi pixel density, a 2.1GHz 810 chip with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 430 graphics, and 16- and 5Mp cameras. 

KnowYourMobile leaked the G4 Note pictures used in this article, which allegedly came from a T-Mobile employee in the US. They show an incredibly slim metal screen bezel, which may mean the G4 Note will be the first in the line-up to feature an all-metal build. Also see: Best phablets 2015.

LG G4 Note UK release date and specification rumours: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 killer could be the LG G4 Note or LG G Pro 3

LG G4 Note UK release date: When is the LG G4 Note coming out? 

The truth is we don't know if or when the LG G4 Note will arrive in the UK. However, rumours suggest it will be here later this summer. Plus, if it is to be a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 killer, which is rumoured to be here as early as July (launched prior to September's IFA in order to give it a better chance against the iPhone 6s Plus), it makes sense for it to arrive around the same time. Focus Taiwan merely says the LG G4 Note will be announced in the second half of the year. See all smartphone reviews. 

The LG G4 Note could in fact be the LG G Pro 3, of course, although LG has supposedly dropped its G Pro line-up. The LG G Pro 2 was unveiled a couple of weeks prior to MWC 2014, so we're surprised that its successor - if there is one - has not yet been announced. 

Still, this is purely speculation, and as soon as more concrete information is available we shall add it to this article. 

Read next: Best new phones coming in 2015. 

Follow Marie Brewis on Twitter