LG brings out new models to bolster its G Pad tablet range
LG has decided to follow Samsung’s footsteps in having an extensive tablet collection. The company plans to add three new tablets to its G Pad line-up, as announced in a press release today. The new tablets are the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 to hit all sizes in the current tablets space and thus “to offer more options for tablet users.”
Not much information has been released by LG at this point, regarding detailed specs and exact pricing availability, but we know that the trio will join predecessor LG G Pad 8.3, a well-received high-end tablet announced back in September 2013. However LG did mention that the trio will be fully unveiled at the MedPI 2014 trade show which is taking place in Monaco starting today and ending on Friday.
We suspect that the line of offerings will hold similar specs as the G Pad 8.3, with perhaps slightly updated internal specifications.
Just as a little recap, here is the spec list for the G Pad 8.3:
- Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
- Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
- Memory: 16GB eMMC
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
- Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
- Battery: 4,600mAh
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 338g
- Colours: Black / White
With LG offering up three difference sizes for the new G Pad tablet line, the aim is to have a version to suit the needs of every user. For portability, the 7-inch version is LG’s smallest tablet yet. The 8-inch version gives more screen space for multitasking whilst the 10.1-inch promises enough space to get some real work done as LG boasts about the large display and extended battery life.
Features such as QPair 2.0 and Knock Code will also be passed on from the previous generation. QPair allows the user to pair their smartphones to an LG slate, syncing all notifications between the devices, meaning that when an alert arrives on a smartphone, it will be pushed automatically to the user’s tablet. Knock Code on the other hand, is LG’s solution to unlocking a device. Users will be able to quickly unlock their tablet by simply tapping their customised code on any part of the display.
With limited information at hand, we are really looking forward to hear more about the new trio of G Pads, and LG will sure have to be competitive on price whilst really impress consumers with specifications if it hopes to compete in the current tablet market. We shall update you with specs as and when they arrive.