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There have been rumors about a new LG tablet, following the unveiling of the LG G2 flagship and the company's moves towards creating a "G" line of devices. Now, a leaked screenshot of a Bluetooth SIG device listing has added more fuel to the fire.
An LG branded tablet has been spotted in a device listing for the Bluetooth SIG, which is the special interest group that certifies devices with Bluetooth. Design model numbers LG-V500 and LG-V507L were listed in a file created July 31, 2013 at the Bluetooth SIG. Here's a screenshot of the listing:
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The LG-V model series number hints at a new tablet series, as the Optimus Pad - LG's last major tablet to hit the market, back in 2011, had a model number LG - V900. According to Unwired Review, there's more proof that it has to be a tablet, because when LG smartphones go through review and certification at the Bluetooth SIG, the design description will read "LG 3G Mobile Phone" or "LG LTE Mobile Phone." This listing just says "LG Mobile Device."
So is LG making two new tablets? Not really. The reasoning is that the listing is probably for a WiFi only version of the G Pad and a LTE version (note the LG-V507L) of the G Pad. Unwired Review thinks that the "Software Version Number" (LAP8064) listed "screams Qualcomm," meaning that the new LG tablet might have either a Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064T) or a Snapdragon 600 processor (APQ8064T).
Going through certification at this point means that we could see LG unveil the new tablet at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics show in Berlin, which is happening at the beginning of September. But these are still leaks and rumors for the moment, so there may not even be a LG G Pad. Take this information with a grain of salt, and keep up with Latinos Post Tech as we head into IFA week. It should be an exciting one.