Budget slate LG G Pad F 7.0 stops at the FCC on the way to AT&T and T-Mobile?

Budget slate LG G Pad F 7.0 stops at the FCC on the way to AT&T and T-Mobile?
In late February, we told you that Sprint would be giving away its first LG tablet, the LG G Pad F 7.0, to customers with an active Sprint phone who sign a new two-year pact with the carrier. That promotion actually went into effect on Friday. Besides appearing at Sprint (where it is listed as model LG LK430), there are indications that the LG G Pad F 7.0 will soon be available from both AT&T and T-Mobile.

An LG tablet with the model numbers LG V495 and LG V497 recently passed through the FCC, described as a "Multi-band WCDMA/LTE Tablet with WLAN and Bluetooth." A User Agent Profile from LG's official website shows that the LG V495 has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which matches the resolution of the 7-inch glass on Sprint's LG G Pad F 7.0.  Both the V495 and V497 support GSM 850/1750/1900, and 4G LTE Bands B2, B4, B5, B7, B12, B17 and B25. This means that they will work on AT&T and T-Mobile's networks.

Additionally, a database on the LG website shows that the buyer of the LG V495 is AT&T. That would seem to indicate that the LG V497 will be heading to T-Mobile. Besides the 7-inch glass, the LG G Pad F 7.0 is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU. An Adreno 305 GPU handles the graphics. 1GB of RAM is on board with 8GB of native storage. Those requiring additional memory can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot. There is a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.2MP snapper graces the front of the slab. The 4000mAh battery inside keeps the power on. Android 5.0 is pre-installed and the tablet is available in black and white. The slate includes popular LG features like Knock Code, Gesture Shot, Smart Share Beam and Dual Window.

While neither AT&T or T-Mobile has made any announcement about this particular tablet, word is that the entry-level device could be available from both carriers as soon as next quarter.


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source: MyLGPhones

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1. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

The G-Pad for Sprint is LTE only...NO 3G anywhere in sight. That might fly on Verizon or AT&T, but not Sprint. The Galaxy Tab 4 was a far better tablet for the free tablet offer, now it's back to $50. As someone who has to push these, I'll be seeing a sharp decline in tablet sales. Upstate NY is weak with LTE coverage

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