A new tablet has shown up at the FCC recently that looks to be listed as a Google device, with Google ID A4R-NX74751. What’s interesting about this tablet is that it is 7-inches in size and has a reported LG made battery on the inside, but up until now we haven’t seen or heard anything about another LG device from Google let alone a tablet of any kind. Past the surprise of a possible 7-inch tablet made by the OEM that manufactured the Nexus 5, it also reportedly packs an Nvidia Tegra processor on the inside for handling all the device’s tasks, functions and graphics.
The last 7-inch tablet that came out of Google was made by ASUS as most of you are all aware, in fact they made the last two. Yet LG made the last two Google phones. Rumors have also been swirling about Google having an upcoming 8-inch or 9-inch tablet on the way as the next Nexus tablet and with HTC as the manufacturer, so what could the listing for an LG made tablet possibly be? With an Nvidia Tegra chip on the inside it isn’t likely to be something completely budget minded, although if getting a release it also won’t likely cost an arm and a leg as none of Google’s tablets have since they’ve launched, especially when compared to devices with similar specs.
What’s weird is that the battery listed with the device is more like the battery of a smartphone rather than a tablet, weighing in at a 2480mAh battery capacity which is not much more than the Nexus 5 or Nexus 4. It’s possible that Google is looking at having a range of different size tablets again, with the fabled HTC Nexus and now this possible LG tablet, although others are speculating that it could possibly be a larger screen phone, due to the battery size as well as the LTE capable bands of 2, 4, 5, 7, and 17. That doesn’t necessarily point to the direction of a new larger smartphone especially since Google tends to launch devices in the U.S. market before anywhere else and phones here aren’t that large in size. The FCC listing also states that the product is a tablet, so unless things were categorized and listed incorrectly, which we doubt, a smartphone is still unlikely.