New LG tablet seemingly under development for release in Q1 2019

New LG tablet seemingly under development for release in Q1 2019
The LG V40 ThinQ

Years ago, the tablet market was saturated with offerings from countless brands. Nowadays, with interested on the decline, only a few players remain interested. And according to a new set of certifications, LG is one of them.

Referred to as the LG-V426, the new tablet is once again expected to target the mid-range segment and has so far been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG. Neither of these listings reveal too much about the product, which isn’t exactly surprising, but they do confirm support for Bluetooth 4.2 and the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n standards. These suggest that a slightly older chipset is present on the inside – newer chips tend to support Bluetooth 5.0 and newer Wi-Fi standards.

Aside from all of this, the information confirms the presence of Android 8.0 Oreo. This is quite disappointing considering Android 9 Pie was released back in August but isn’t exactly surprising considering LG’s track record – only the LG G7 ThinQ will be receiving an update to the latest Android version this quarter.

Considering LG has recently focused solely on its G-series tablets, this new offering will probably be known as the LG G Pad 5 when announced. Speaking of which, an unveiling could take place at either CES 2019 next week or MWC 2019 in late February.

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4 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2148; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This could be interesting.

2. surethom

Posts: 1560; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please be around 10.5" & with Amoled screen. There is NO choice in the android tablet market for OLED screens, only Samsung uses them. LCD are not good for my eyes.

3. jauling

Posts: 80; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

The Alldocube X has a nice 10" AMOLED display, same as Samsung... but its got a crap potato SoC

4. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

LG-V426 is indeed a variant of LGT02 which was released as LG G Pad 8.0 III in Japan in 2017. It ships with Android N, LG V426 is Oreo Verison of the LGT02. In the list of Google Play supported Devices, The LG-V426 was listed as ‘B6’ – which is also the mode name for LGT02 – LG G Pad 8.0 III. https://www.mylgphones.com/upcoming-lg-android-tablet-lg-v426-gets-bluetooth-sig-certification.html

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