LG have just officially announced the LG G Pad – the latest entrant in their ‘Premium’ G Series line up – ahead of an official debut at IFA later this week.
The LG G Pad is the first new tablet from LG since their first attempt to enter the Android tablet market with the LG Optimus Pad, failed. But that was before they had a chance to create the LG Optimus G as well as work with Google on creating the Nexus 4.
The LG G Pad comes with a full HD – the first tablet to do so in the 8″ tablet market LG say – 1920×1200 resolution, 8.3″ screen. As expected the G Pad will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC, but not the 800 that is running on the recently launched LG G2, instead the G Pad will run the Snapdragon 600 SOC.
LG G Pad Full Specs :
- 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SOC
- 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels/273 ppi) Display
- 2GB LPDDR2 RAM
- 16GB on-board Storage
- 5.0MP Rear Camera with 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
- Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- 216.8×126.5×8.3mm @ 338grams
- 4,600mAh Battery
In terms of software, the G Pad comes with the same features launched on the LG G2, including :
- KnockOn – the ability to tap the screen twice to wake it.
- Slide Aside – an ability to slide currently open apps to the side using a three finger swipe gesture.
- QSlide – Use up to three Floating Apps on the screen at one time.
What the G Pad introduces is QPair, an ability to have notifications including calls and messages appear on your LG G Pad, being a standalone App, this convergence of notifications will be available to generic Android devices, although how far back this feature will be compatible with is unknown but for now, LG recommends a phone running at least Jelly Bean.
The G Pad will be available in Black & White and rollout globally in Q4 this year. Prices should be announced when it launches in each market.