LG G Pad

After announcing a new lineup of G Pad tablets last month, LG has stated that the 7-inch variant would be rolling out across Europe later this week, with the 8- and 10.1-inch models set to follow suit in the coming weeks.

Whereas the original G Pad 8.3 was targeted at the high-end segment, the new tablets are mid-tier offerings. As far as the hardware is concerned, all three tablets feature identical specs, with the obvious variations in screen size and battery.

Broadly, you'll get a screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory (8 gigs on the 7-inch model), microSD card slot expandable up to 64 GB, 5 MP rear / 1.3 MP front camera (3 MP on the 7-inch version), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB v2.0 connectivity along with Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The 7-inch model boasts a 4000 mAh battery, the 8-inch version 4200 mAh and the 10.1-inch G Pad 8000 mAh battery.

The tablets include LG's proprietary features like Knock Code, which allows you to unlock the display with a double tap gesture, and QPair 2.0, which lets you pair your tablet with your smartphone to answer calls.

The 7-inch G Pad will be available in a total of six color variants once it launches: Black, White, Red, Luminous Orange and Luminous Blue. LG said that pricing and availability details will be announced once the tablets hit the local markets.

Check out our hands-on post to get an idea as to the design and build quality of these tablets. Are you interested in picking one up?


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LG begins rollout of G Pad 7.0 in Europe, other models set to launch in the coming weeks


I hope lg brings out a high end 10+" tablet this year. Pickins' is slim

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Im hoping for a good option to an upgraded 8.3. And isnt Samsung. I just dont like many of their products. And LTE would be a great addition. Almost boughtthe 8.3 from Verizon but I have been hoping for something newer.

These make the price my brother paid (£119) for the g pad 8.3 an even bigger steal.

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Anyone wager a guess on why all these tablet makers skip 9" variants? 8 is too small and 10 is too big. 7, 8, 10, so many companies do this. Frustrating.

Knock Code and Knock On are different but anyways.

Would be nice to have Knock Code on the G Pad 8.3. And a recent apps button instead of having to hold the home button to access it.

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These are a big step backward from the GPad 8.3 - which is an absolutely awesome tablet. Picked one up on sale for $229 (not such a great deal @ MSRP of $350) and love - I'm always jumping back and forth between it and my Nexus 7 (2013) - the 7 is still a little lighter and easier on the hand for long term use. Can't believe they went with 1280x800 on the 8 and 10.1" form factors - a big step backwards - you can really tell the difference between 720P and 1080P.