The LG V510 has once again surfaced in a leak. This time, the information comes from @evleaks, who posted a tip that he received that the same device will be an upcoming Nexus device, along with a screenshot bearing the name of the device.
LG V510 specifications
It may be recalled that earlier this month, the LG V510 was spotted in a leaked service manual. Such manual revealed some of the device’s specifications, including an 8.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, a 4600 mAh battery, a 5 MP camera, and 2GB of RAM. Its measurements are said to be 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm. It is worth mentioning that a concept render of a Nexus 8 tablet circulated in the tech community earlier this year, but its features, save for the resolution of the display, do not match the ones provided by this leak.
Meanwhile, Phonearena notes that the word “Nexus” does not appear on the service manual nor on the images of the device in the same document. This absence of the Nexus branding on the leaked manual, says Phonearena, could mean that the LG V510 is a mere variant of the LG G Pad 8.3, and not an upcoming Nexus device.
The service manual, however, is not the first time that the name LG V510 came up. Even before the service manual was leaked, the name LG V510 appeared on a Bluetooth certification website in late October. Back then, speculation about whether the device was a variant of the LG G Pad 8.3 or the Nexus 8 was already heating up. It was pointed out that it was unlikely for Google to release an 8-inch tablet, given that it already has a 7-inch device. Still, around that time, a mystery 8-inch tablet with thin bezels that has a similar appearance with the LG G Pad 8.3 was spotted at Google’s website, once again fuelling the Nexus 8 rumor.
At any rate, these conflicting speculations about whether or not the LG V510 is an upcoming Nexus device, or whether there would even be a Nexus 8 in the future, serve to make the conversation (and possibly the wait) more exciting.