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?

There are 6 comments

jernavy says:

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

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yozick says:

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.

Taz89 says:

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

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DGetz says:

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.

markluna1 says:

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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trivor says:

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.