Rumor: LG Could Be Preparing The G Pad F 7.0 For AT&T And T-Mobile US

March 15, 2015 - Written By David Steele

We’ve news today that the LG G Pad F 7.0 will soon be available for both AT&T and T-Mobile US after LG tablets with model numbers of LG V495 and LG V497 passed through the FCC. The tablets were described as “Multi-band WCDMA/LTE Tablet with WLAN and Bluetooth,” in other words, these are mobile-network enabled tablets and going on the documentation, both devices support three GSM bands (850 MHz, 1,750 MHz, 1,900 MHz) and LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17 and 25. In other words, they’ll work with both AT&T and T-Mobile US’ networks. Information from a User Agent Profile from LG’s website shows that the LG V495 has a screen resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels (this happens to match the Sprint LG G Pad F 7.0, which Sprint is giving away to customers with an active Sprint handset signing up to a two-year tariff).

Away from the networks supported by the F Pad 7.0, the LG V495 is equipped with a 64-bit, quad-core, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and the Adreno 305 GPU. Although the Snapdragon 410 is an entry level processor, it provides respectable performance for customers. The System-on-Chip, SoC, is backed up by 1GB of RAM and there’s 8GB of internal storage plus a MicroSD card, which supports expandable memory of up to 128GB. For those of us wanting to snap photographs using a 7.0-inch tablet, LG have provided a 5MP rear camera. This is backed up by a 1.2MP front facing camera for selfies and video chatting. There’s a 4,000 mAh internal rechargeable battery and the G Pad F 7.0 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but it includes several of LG’s software enhancements such as Knock Code, Gesture Shot and Dual Window. The device is available in two colors – black and white – but neither AT&T nor T-Mobile US have made any announcement about the device.

Budget tablets are not the most exciting of devices but they do not need to be. Combining a modest internal specification with a 7.0-inch screen and a not-unreasonable battery, the G Pad F 7.0 sounds a capable second connected device for customers not looking to spend the amount of money needed to pick up the Nexus 9 LTE and not looking for a high-end tablet for gaming purposes. What do our readers think? If you were looking for a LTE-enabled tablet for a reasonable sum, would you give the entry level G Pad F 7.0 a second look? Let us know in the comments below.