LG Announces Global Launch of the G Pad 10.1 Tablet
LG unveiled their new line of G Pad tablets last May specifically the 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch G Pad tablets. Today, the company has announced the availability of the largest of tablet in the line – the G Pad 10.1 – which will begin rolling out later this month.
Aside from the LG G Pad 10.1’s larger screen and a huge 8,000mAh battery, the LG G Pad 10.1 features a lot the same specifications as its smaller siblings including the 1280 x 800 pixel resolution display which, with the 10.1-inch screen, gives it a fairly low pixel density of 149ppi compared to other tablets with the same screen size. It also features the same 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and support for expandable storage up to an extra 64GB via a microSD card.
The G Pad 10.1’s other features, some of which it shares with only the G Pad 8.0, include a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB of internal storage. Connectivity-wise, the G Pad 10.1 supports dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. It will run on Google’s latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.
The G Pad 10.1, like the rest of LG’s latest tablets and smartphones, will feature the company’s latest software features including KnockCode which lets users power on and unlock their device via a series of user specified screen taps, Smart Keyboard which learns from a user’s typing habits for better word prediction, and QPair 2.0 which lets users sync their LG tablets and smartphones to access features like answering calls to the smartphone from the tablet.
“Consumers use tablets differently from smartphones and we wanted to highlight the important role of entertainment in the new LG G Pad 10.1,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Tablets are increasingly being used as companion devices, which is why we made connecting the LG G Pad 10.1 to other devices so easy and convenient and why LG G Pad 10.1 offers the best core technologies of our G series smartphones.”
LG did not announce pricing for the LG G Pad 10.1 but the company has announced that the device will be coming to the US first, then Europe, Asia, and Latin America soon afterwards.