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LG tablet with Cat. 4 LTE and Sprint frequencies visits the FCC

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LG tablet with Cat. 4 LTE and Sprint frequencies visits the FCC

As we were browsing the list of devices recently approved by the FCC, we stumbled across a specimen labeled as LG LK430. Behind this cryptic model name stands a "portable tablet" with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and Cat. 4 LTE connectivity. Oh, and it is headed to Sprint, apparently. We're pretty confident about it as the LK430 tablet supports LTE on bands 25, 26, and 41, which happen to be Sprint's airwaves. 

That's pretty much all we know about the LG LK430 at this time as the FCC papers reveal nothing more. If we had to make a guess, however, we'd speculate this could be an LTE-capable variant of the LG G Pad 8.0 or G Pad 7.0. It could be an entirely new device, of course. What do you, guys, think? Leave your guess as to what the LG LK430 tablet might be in the comments.

source: FCC

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posted on 15 Jan 2015, 03:01

1. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)

No way! Why do you need LTE connectivity on a tablet anyway? There's no point, just use your phone.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 03:18

2. wargreymon (Posts: 763; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

Yes, lets drain battery of 2 units instead of one.

posted on 15 Jan 2015, 15:01

3. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)

I do hope that LG releases an excellent tablet this year, something akin to the G Pad 8.3, as their 2014 lineup was somewhat lackluster. I was actually very close to purchasing the 8.3, but the lack of the Muli-tasking key and the newer Optimus UX like on the G3, as well as the hope of a Lollipop flavored LG slate in the near future made me decide against it.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 09:20

4. Gotchaman (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Mar 2017)

I bought this tablet from a verified LG seller on EBay. It came with an installed, removable Sprint SIM card, which I removed before using for the first time. It's a great phablet overall: responsive, and all the features of a tablet, plus the availability to access Sprint. But under settings---status, it says it's a Chamelion brand, even though the FCC label on the back says it's an LG LK430 device. Should I be worried?

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