LG has pre-announced one of the new devices it’ll launch at this year’s IFA tech show, set to take place next month. It’s the G Pad 2 10.1 tablet, the second in its new range of Android slates, but the first to be confirmed for release in the U.S. and Europe. It’s an unusual mix of old and new tech, combining the latest version of Android, and an older generation processor, but doesn’t come with the stylus seen with the 8-inch model.
Android 5.1.1 comes as standard, with several LG apps including QuickMemo+ for writing notes at anytime and regardless of what app is running at the time, and the Dual Window multi-tasking mode. The Reader Mode cuts down on blue light emitted by the screen for an more comfortable reading experience.
LG has chosen the Snapdragon 800 processor for the G Pad 2 10.1, and while it’s a proven performer, it’s far from the latest or most power-efficient Qualcomm chip out there. It comes with 2GB of RAM, plus there’s 16GB of internal memory, and a MicroSD card slot.
Power consumption may not be an issue thanks to the massive 7400mAh battery inside the tablet, which LG claims is the largest out of similarly sized tablets from the competition, but doesn’t offer up any standby figures. The screen size, as the name suggests, is 10.1-inches, and the resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels. LG will release a G Pad 2 10.1 model with 4G LTE connectivity, but it’s not clear whether a regular Wi-Fi-only model will be sold.
There are a pair of cameras onboard — 5 megapixels on the rear, and 2-megapixels on the front — the body comes in a bronze color, and measures just 7.8mm thick and weighs 489 grams. The battery size is the G Pad 2 10.1’s standout spec, and although we’re all for more standby time, it’s a shame the tablet hasn’t been given the stylus and full-size USB port on the recently announced G Pad 2 8.0 tablet that’s destined only for Asia.
LG hasn’t provided any details on release date or price yet, but expect more news from the IFA show.