According to recent events, it appears that LG Electronics is working on a new Android-powered tablet; a device that has already been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, also known as Bluetooth SIG. Details about hardware specifications are missing, but the certificates confirm that the device is indeed an LG tablet running Google’s latest mobile operating system.
LG’s mysterious slate is identified by model number “LG-P451L” in the databases of Bluetooth SIG and the Wi-Fi Alliance. Apparently, the tablet was first certified last November but the application was listed only yesterday, at least in the database of Bluetooth SIG. In any case, neither the Wi-Fi Alliance nor Bluetooth SIG has revealed much in regards to the tablet’s specifications, but the applications do confirm that the device has a tablet form factor and that it is powered by Android 7 Nougat.
Sadly this is all the information we have on the LG-P451L so far, but it is possible that the South Korean tech giant is preparing for what could be an imminent official announcement, seeing how the product has been certified and approved by two regulatory agencies. Either way, it’s interesting to note that LG’s previous and more recent Android-powered tablets to hit the shelves were launched throughout the year 2016, starting with the LG G Pad III 8.0 (also known by model number LG-V522), which was later followed by the LG G Pad X 8.0 (LG-V521WG) and the LG G Pad X II 10.1 (LG-UK750) introduced last September. The aforementioned models have been released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, so in theory, the upcoming LG-P451L might become the company’s first tablet to adopt Android 7 Nougat out of the box. Otherwise, the Wi-Fi Alliance certificate mentions that the device fits in the “Tablet (Wi-Fi and other)” category, which might indicate that the slate could be released in multiple variants, namely Wi-Fi-only models and possibly those with on-board cellular capabilities. At the end of the day, however, not much is officially known in regards to the LG-P451L and until LG spills the beans, details are subject to change. We’ll keep you up to speed as the story moves forward.