Still no updates or any rumors at this point. Looking more and more discouraging that this may materialize.
Haven't heard a peep. It may be quiet for some time.
I'm M5-centric at the moment, but there is something to be said about the M series competing with the G series, IE same target base: small, light, powerful, and not cheap crowd.
Not to sway you away from your G1X III / G5X II ambitions, but truth be told the M5 with the 18-150 lens, is a G1X III alternative, and a darn good one as you can mount lenses on it, as opposed to be single lens only, and the optics are MUCH better.
Of course it's also bigger, but it's small for what it is and the G1X III, should it ever appear, is going to be in the same $$ ballpark, IE near 1k as it has to compete with LX1xx and RX1X offerings. Just some food for thought as it's a great option, available now, vs one that may not ever come to fruition.
There's been no rumor of a new G1X, in a long time. Just that patent they dug up, which may have been an artifact.