LG has expanded its G Pad tablet-series with the launch of the G Pad II 10.1. The South Korean company has announced that the new LG G Pad II 10.1 will be showcased at the upcoming IFA event in Berlin next month. The tablet will be available in Wi-Fi only and LTE models and will go on sale in markets in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is likely to reveal pricing and exact availability of the tablet locally at the time of launch.
The G Pad II 10.1 launch announcement comes a week after the unveiling of the LG G Pad II 8.0, which is also likely to be showcased at the IFA event next month.
The company adds that its new LG G Pad II 10.1 comes with Reader Mode, which while reading ebooks reduces the blue light of the display backlight. The Dual Window mode divides the screen allowing to run two apps at the same time, and QuickMemo+ allows users to create, save and share memos from any screen.
The new G Pad II 10.1 tablet also comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office suite of apps and will also feature an additional 100GB of free OneDrive storage for two years.
For specifications, the LG G Pad II 10.1 features a 10.1-inch WUXGA (1920×1200 pixels) display offering a pixel density of 224ppi. It is powered by a quad-core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the tablet comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card. The tablet sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and also comes with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The LG G Pad II 10.1 is backed by a 7400mAh battery, measures 254.3×161.1×7.8mm, and weighs 489 grams. Both the LG G Pad II 10.1 tablet Wi-Fi and 4G models come with identical innards except that the LTE model features a SIM card slot and supports 3G and 4G LTE networks. It will be available in Brilliant Bronze colour.
Announcing the launch, Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company said, “The LG G Pad II 10.1 was developed in response to consumers’ feedback and optimised for multimedia consumption. Customers asked for a large display, bigger battery and faster performance all without raising the price. The G Pad II delivers on all counts.”