Today, LG announced the launch of the G Pad 10.1, the company’s largest tablet in its product line. As suggested by its name, this working class slate features a 10.1-inch 1,280 x 800 WXGA display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and video calls. The two major selling points of LG’s new tablet are its beefy 8,000mAh battery and the fact that it ships with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, so it’s almost up to date in terms of software.
Taking its cues from the LG G3, the G Pad 10.1 sports touch and gesture-controlled photo capture and dual window support for multitasking. There’s also Knock Code support that lets up to four users set up security patterns on a single device. This allows the G Pad 10.1 to have multiple users at a time without having to share their private data.
LG’s new tablet is set to go on sale later this month, but the company has yet to announce pricing details. Considering the LG G Pad 7.0′s $150 asking price, we’d expect to see its larger sibling launching somewhere below $300.
WITH HOST OF NEW FEATURES ADOPTED FROM LG G3, LG G PAD 10.1 BEGINS GLOBAL ROLLOUT
SEOUL, July 7, 2014 — LG Electronics (LG) announced today the global launch of the LG G Pad 10.1, its largest tablet in the G Pad series (http://goo.gl/Rr9abb). The LG G Pad 10.1 is perfect for on-the-go media consumption as it boasts an expansive, widescreen display powered by an 8,000mAh battery that gives users an immersive multimedia experience and endless hours of entertainment.
The LG G Pad series offers just the right balance of performance, personality and price to fill the gap between entry level and premium tablets. In an effort to give consumers the best experience across its entire portfolio of devices, the new LG G Pad series will come preloaded with the best of the G series’ premium user experience(UX), including a host of features carried over from the LG G3, such as Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, Smart Keyboard and Dual Window.
Highlights of the LG G3’s advanced UX features included in the G Pad 10.1 are:
￭ Touch & Shoot: Tapping anywhere on the display will focus and activate the shutter in a single step, saving time and that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
￭ Gesture Shot for Selfies: Simply clenching the free hand into a fist within the shot frame will automatically begin a three-second countdown before snapping the picture for a blur-free photo.
￭ Smart Keyboard: Reduces input errors by up to 75 percent by tracking and analyzing typing habits and intuitively “knowing” what word the user intended to type.
￭ Dual Window: Splits the tablet screen and runs two applications at the same time, dragging and dropping content from one window to the other for effortless multitasking.
LG G Pad devices include unique features to deliver easy connectivity and security. LG makes connectivity more convenient with QPair 2.0, which provides seamless convergence between Android-powered tablets and smartphones via a simple Bluetooth connection. With QPair 2.0, users can receive notifications of calls and messages on a smartphone and reply or answer the call directly from the G Pad.
Knock Code™, the popular and acclaimed security feature that combines powering on and unlocking into one quick step, allows up to four users to register their knock patterns so family members can share the same tablet while still being able to keep their data and photos private.
“Consumers use tablets differently from smartphones and we wanted to highlight the important role of entertainment in the new LG G Pad 10.1,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Tablets are increasingly being used as companion devices, which is why we made connecting the LG G Pad 10.1 to other devices so easy and convenient and why LG G Pad 10.1 offers the best core technologies of our G series smartphones.”
The LG G Pad 10.1 will make its debut in the United States followed by other markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America later in the month. Prices and retail availability will be announced locally in each market.
G Pad 10.1 Key Specifications:
• Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-CoreQualcomm® Snapdragon™
• Display: 10.1-inch IPS (1280 x 800, WXGA)
• Memory: 16GM eMMC / 1GB RAM / microSD slot
• Camera: Rear 5MP / Front 1.3MP
• Battery: 8000mAh
• Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
• Size: 260.9 x 165.9 x 8.9mm
• Weight: 523g
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi
• Color: Black/Red
• Other: QPair 2.0, Smart Keyboard, Knock CodeTM