LG’s new G Pad 10.1 isn’t quite the flagship you were hoping for
LG today announced the largest entry in its G Pad tablet family, the G Pad 10.1. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, however. The device, which promises to be ideal for on-the-go media consumption, has relatively disappointing internal specifications — but is aiming to be more affordable.
The G Pad 10.1 has adopted some of the LG G3’s new features and user interface improvements, but it certainly does not have its super-sharp Quad HD display. Instead, the slate has a 10.1-inch IPS panel with a lackluster WXGA (1280×800) resolution. It does have a snappy quad-core Snapdragon processor, but it’s coupled with just 1GB of RAM.
Other internals include 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The G Pad 10.1 also boasts a massive 8,000mAh battery, which provides “an immersive multimedia experience and endless hours of entertainment,” according to LG.
The G Pad 10.1 is designed to be a more affordable media consumption device rather than a flagship tablet. LG has opted for lesser specifications in an effort to cut costs, and although the South Korean company is yet to confirm how much it will cost, it says that the device will be priced to “fill the gap between entry level and premium tablets.”
The G Pad 10.1 will ship with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and it’ll make its debut in the United States later this month before rolling out in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.