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June 13, 2014

LG roll-out of new G Pad tablets begins plus details specifications

lg_g_pad_7_8_10_1_multiple_coloursLG announced the expansion of its G Pad tablet series with the launch of G Pad 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 tablets in May. Now, LG has announced that its new G Pad tablets are ready for global roll-out and it will be launched in Europe initially.

Further, LG noted that pricing and additional availability details in other regions for the new G Pad tablets will be announced locally.

LG announced that the G Pad 7.0 will hitting the market shelves in Europe starting this week, while the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 tablets will follow in the coming weeks. The G Pad tablets will be available in Black, Luminous Blue, Luminous Orange, Red, and White. Notably, the G Pad 10.1 will be only available in two colour variants – Black and Red.

LG has now also revealed more detailed specifications although it has not revealed the Android version for the G Pad tablets.

The LG G Pad 7.0 features a 7-inch display, as the name suggests and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor clubbed alongside 1GB of RAM. Other specifications of the G Pad 7.0 include 8GB of inbuilt storage with expandable storage support (via microSD card); 3-megapixel rear camera; 1.3-megapixel front camera; 4000mAh battery and is a Wi-Fi only variant. The G Pad 7.0 measures 189.3×113.8×10.1mm and weighs 293 grams.

The LG G Pad 8.0 features an 8-inch IPS display with (WXGA) 1280×800 pixels resolution. Other specifications include 1.2GHz quad-core processor; 16GB of inbuilt storage with microSD card support; 1GB of RAM; 5-megapixel rear camera; 1.3-megapixel front camera; 4200mAh battery and Wi-Fi only variant. The G Pad 8.0 measures 210.8×124.2×9.9mm and weighs 342 grams.

The LG G Pad 10.1 comes with 10.1-inch WXGA IPS display and is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz alongside 1GB of RAM. Other specifications of the tablet include 16GB of inbuilt storage with expandable support (via microSD card); 5-megapixel rear camera; 1.3-megapixel front camera; 8000mAh battery and Wi-Fi only variant. The G Pad 10.1 measures 260.9×165.9×8.9mm and weighs 523 grams.

The new LG G Pad 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 tablets feature company’s proprietary UX features such as QPair 2.0 and Knock Code. The company notes that the QPair app, which was first seen on the G Pad 8.3 tablet, has been updated and can connect to any Android-based smartphone via Bluetooth. With the latest QPair 2.0 update, users can receive notifications of calls and messages, and will now be able to respond directly from the G Pad tablets.

LG has also included the new Knock Code feature on the G Pad tablets which the company claims is an evolution of the KnockON feature that was first introduced in the LG G2 last year.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini