New LG tablet seemingly under development for release in Q1 20192 min read

Years ago, the tablet market was saturated with offerings from countless brands. Nowadays, with interested on the decline, only a few players remain interested. And according to a new set of certifications, LG is one of them.

Referred to as the LG-V426, the new tablet is once again expected to target the mid-range segment and has so far been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG. Neither of these listings reveal too much about the product, which isn’t exactly surprising, but they do confirm support for Bluetooth 4.2 and the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n standards. These suggest that a slightly older chipset is present on the inside – newer chips tend to support Bluetooth 5.0 and newer Wi-Fi standards.

Aside from all of this, the information confirms the presence of Android 8.0 Oreo. This is quite disappointing considering Android 9 Pie was released back in August but isn’t exactly surprising considering LG’s track record – only the LG G7 ThinQ will be receiving an update to the latest Android version this quarter.
Considering LG has recently focused solely on its G-series tablets, this new offering will probably be known as the LG G Pad 5 when announced. Speaking of which, an unveiling could take place at either CES 2019 next week or MWC 2019 in late February.