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LG-V510 once again tipped to be 8-inch Nexus tablet

The ever dependable leakster Evleaks has tipped that the LG-V510 is indeed a Nexus device, kicking off rumors of an 8-inch Nexus tablet once again.


The LG-V510 had first appeared on the Bluetooth certification website, and a glimpse of what looked like an 8-inch Nexus tablet in a Google ad made everyone think the search giant was readying a tablet to take on Apple’s iPad mini, based on LG’s G Pad, which sports the model number LG-V500. That speculation fell apart later on, when an alleged service manual of the LG-V510 made no mention of the device being a Nexus, something that likely disappointed many as an 8-inch tablet is quite a good sweet spot between the standard 7-inch and 10-inch tablets that have permeated the market.

However, a tweet by Evleaks has rekindled the possibility of the LG-V510 being a Nexus 8. The tweet is accompanied by a picture of a database entry that contains the text “LGV510” and “USG/GOOGLE_OPEN_16G (UNITED STATES)”, and the latter points a huge finger at the fact that a Nexus 8 does exist, though when and where Google will announce it is information we’ll have to keep waiting for.

In case the LG-V510 does turn out to be a Nexus, it should offer most of the same specs as the G Pad – a 1920×1200 display between 8 and 8.3-inches in size, Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras, and a 4,600 mAh battery. Those are specs that are pretty similar to the new Nexus 7, though whether it sells as well as Google’s 7-inch slate is something that remains to be seen.

Abhijeet Mishra
Abhijeet holds an avid interest in technology, and when he's not tinkering with this smartphone or covering the latest development in the mobile world (or singing along to classics from Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra), he can be found reading a novel or two.

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