A new patent shows that we may expect a new LG tablet in the future. The company has had a premium design documented in home country Korea. The tablet is patented with the accompanying case. We also found a wireless keyboard that can most probably be used in combination with the tablet.
LG tablet with cover
LG Electronics has applied for a design patent for a tablet PC at KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office). The patent has been approved and was published on December 14, 2018. As usual with a design patent, the explanation around the sketches is limited.
Nine images are included, showing the tablet from all angles. The patented LG tablet has a modern and premium design with narrow screen edges. The corners are nicely rounded, this also applies to the display itself. The LG tablet is in a matching cover made of textile material. When the case is unfolded you can drop the tablet.
LG wireless keyboard
On the same day, KIPO awarded a design patent to LG Electronics. It is a wireless keyboard that in all likelihood can be used in combination with the tablet. Here too we see the rounded corners again. In addition, the wireless keyboard has a touchpad, which contributes to intuitive operation. There are also several buttons on the side of the keyboard.
It is as yet unknown when LG will release a new tablet. The patented design is most like the LG Tab-Book Duo, which was launched in 2015. This tablet also had a separate keyboard, which could be combined in a compact way on the go.
Although several Android tablets were released on MWC 2017, MWC 2018 was significantly quieter in the tablet area. Although the Android OS has been improved on your mobile, little has been invested lately in creating a better tablet experience. Concurrent Apple, on the other hand, has done so with its iOS, which means that this operating system has more tablet-specific functions. It is possible that we will encounter some tablets again at MWC 2019.