LG Reveals Pair of Unknown Androids in Certification Filing

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Earlier this week, we learned about two devices that seemed to be Android tablets on the way from Samsung, thanks to the hardware’s certification being published by the WiFi alliance. Sadly, beyond model numbers, we didn’t learn much from the find. Today some news comes to us from a similar source, but this time we’ve got a little more to go on.

These certifications come courtesy of the UPnP Forum, which just posted pages for the LG-P880 and LG-P700 yesterday. While the P880 doesn’t offer anything more than the fact that it’s an LG smartphone, the 700 includes a note that the handset will be running Ice Cream Sandwich.

Things start to get a little strange, though, when we look a little deeper into those model numbers. Pulling up the user agent profiles for the pair gives a bit more information on the hardware, including screen resolution. For the 880, its 720p display sounds just about right for a high-end Android. The 700, on the other hand, would have an unusual 640 x 480 resolution, at least according to this LG-published data. That’s a decidedly uncommon resolution for a smartphone, but not one without precedent; the BlackBerry Bold 9900 uses it, for example. Could we be seeing some Ice Cream Sandwich hardware with that model’s form factor? We’ll need to see some more hardware specs on these two Androids before we know for sure what’s going on.

Update: Hmm… upcoming LG Android, running Ice Cream Sandwich, and with a 720p display? Could this LG-P880 be none other than the quad-core LG X3 we showed you last month?

Source: UPnP Forum 1, 2, LG 1, 2

Via: PocketDroid

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