For the better part of the summer, we’ve been fielding rumors suggesting that LG was about to make an overdue return to the tablet game, releasing a new Android model. We’ve heard a possible name, seeing S Pad show up in some trademark filings, as well as came across a likely model number, with the LG-V500/LG-V507L surfacing on the Bluetooth SIG site. We still don’t have the whole picture, but today things really start coming together, with the discovery of the tablet’s FCC paperwork.
We’ve got LG model LG-V500 here, and as the schematics make crystal clear, we’re looking at a tablet. This version is WiFi only, but we’re guessing that the LG-V507L might arrive to complement it as an LTE-enabled version.
Other sites have mentioned that this could be a big 9.8-inch tablet, but that really doesn’t seem supported at all by the figures here. This paperwork describes the tablet as measuring roughly 8.5 by 5 inches overall – that makes it slightly larger than something like the Nexus 7, but still much smaller than tablets in the 10-inch range. Considering we just heard a rumor that the G Pad might have an 8.3-inch display, we’d say that sounds right on the money.
The way things are looking, we expect to run into this guy while checking out LG’s offerings at the IFA in Berlin early next month.