If you think Samsung is the master of announcing odd devices, then you may need to reconsider as LG has just introduced a really-don’t-know-why device which is powered by a core i5 processor and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and called 11TA740-GA50K.
Earlier this year, the Korean manufacturer unveiled a convertible tablet running Windows 8.1 at CES named Tab Book and today the same device goes live again with the same powerful specifications except the OS which in now changed to Android.
At the moment, LG has not even assigned a name to this Android-based Tab Book tablet, and here is the main specifications of this new product:
- 11.6-inch Full HD display (1920 × 1080 pixels)
- 286 x 192 x 16.7 mm, 1.06Kg
- 4th generation Core i5 4200U, Turbo 2.6GHz, Cache 3MB
- 4GB of RAM
- 128GB SSD
- Intel HD Graphics 4400
- Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean
- USB 3.0, Standard HDMI port, Micro SD card
- Color: Snow white
Judging by the specs, this is the heaviest Android tablet ever and also the thickest one. But since it is supposed to be both a tablet and a real laptop with keyboard, the dimensions and the weight seems to be logical, especially with the built-in slider keyboard.
Under the hood, as you can see in the specs this is perhaps the most powerful Android tablet so far (and we are guessing it will be holding the record forever), but the question is that “Does Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean really need an core i5 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD to run smoothly?” The answer is definitely a big NO. The new Android Tab Book also sports an 11.6-inch Full HD display panel and according to the official announcement, there is a hardware Android home button which gets you access to the physical keyboard as you push up and back the button.
It seems that there is no camera sensor featured in this new bizarre tablet, and the battery capacity and life is still a mystery.
LG has not yet provided any details regarding the Android Tab Book price and availability, and it is still unknown whether there will be going to be a worldwide release or it will be just limited to the LG’s home town, South Korea.
We believe LG will launch this new line-up in a limited area to see the users’ reactions and then decides whether they should put an end on the entire lineup or not.