As LG has been busy promoting its recently launched flagship Smartphone LG G2 globally, details on an upcoming tablet by LG has been revealed in a Bluetooth SIG filing. We have been hearing a lot of buzzwords in the rumor mill for the LG’s upcoming Android tablet,and the latest filing has given some credibility to its existence. Those who are familiar with Bluetooth SIG listings will know that they carry only model numbers, but a few logical deductions suggest that it might actually be a tablet.
It can be seen in the Bluetooth SIG listing that the new tablet will carry model numbers LG-V500 and LG-V507L which falls in the same numbering scheme as the original Optimus Pad did with model number LG-V900. Techkiddy is also claiming that the two different model numbers hints at two variants of the tablet, a Wi-Fi variant and another 4G LTE variant. What else would L stand for in V507L?
Coming to the conclusion of the device being a tablet, we know that whenever an LG mobile phone clears the Bluetooth certification, it is usually listed as an LG 3G Mobile Phone or LG GSM Mobile Phone or LG LTE Mobile Phone in the description, but here the description says ‘LG Mobile Device.’ This rules out a Smartphone and we are left with a tablet.
Unwired has also revealed more details into the specifications and launch date. The blog argues that the highlighted part of the Software Version Number field is close to APQ8064 which hints towards a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Only two processors qualify for the above official designation which includes Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) or Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064T), both of which are quad core processors.
The new tablet is likely to be called G Pad or G Tab, since LG has dropped the ‘Optimus’ branding from all its future products. The rumors are also predicting the IFA in Berlin as the likely place where the Korean giant is expected to unveil the tablet in the first week of September. Excited aficionados should, however, note that even Sherlock Holmes refrained from giving conclusions until he had complete data at hand so take these data-scarce deductions with a grain of salt. We will keep an eye out for more credible data and will keep you posted.
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