LG has pre-announced a set of three new tablets in its G Pad range, which will be properly revealed over the next few days. The Korean firm is a fan of drip-feeding us information on new hardware, and did the same with the phones announced during Mobile World Congress, just don’t expect too much detail right now.
What we do know is the sizes in which the new slates will come. The smallest is the G Pad 7.0, which has a 7-inch screen, then comes the G Pad 8.0 with an 8-inch screen, and finally there’s the G Pad 10.1. We’re going to let you guess the size of its screen. The three new entries join the G Pad 8.3, which launched at the end of last year, and marked LG’s return to the tablet market after several year’s absence.
Normally, we’d now talk about the screen resolution, processor, and storage space inside each tablet. However, LG has decided to hold all that back for now, and says in the press release the specifications will be discussed “in the weeks ahead,” along with the final release schedule. We do know each tablet runs Android, and that Knock Code will be installed, along with a new version of QPair. This app lets you connect your smartphone to the tablet using Bluetooth, allowing notifications such as incoming calls and messages to be shown on the screen.
The official images you see here also confirm at least the G Pad 7.0 will come in blue, with white and black color options available on the larger G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1.
It seems LG’s gunning for Samsung’s dominance in the Android tablet market, buoyed by the response to the G Pad 8.3, with these new devices. It’s going to be quite a battle though. Samsung has already announced several new tablets this year, and more are probably on the way.
Before we can speculate on LG’s chances, we’ll need to know a lot more about the line-up. LG says it will be displaying the new tablets at the MedPI 2014 trade show in Monaco from tomorrow, so new details could be confirmed over the coming days.
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