LG managed to get the attention of both critics and users by announcing the LG G2 last year, and continued the great impression this year by announcing the LG G3. But the Korean OEM didn’t seem to be as determined about the tablet market as they are in the smartphone market until they announced the budget LG GPad family in variety of sizes from 7 inches to 10.1 inches back in May 2014.
The GPad family (GPad 7.0, GPad 8.0, and GPad 10.1) share the WXGA screen, 1,2GHz Quad-core chipset,1GB of RAM, software features (including Android KitKat, QPair 2.0, Smart Keyboard, Knock Code) and on the other side differ in the battery capacity, internal memory, camera quality and of course the screen size.
LG GPad 10.1 General Specifications:
- 260.9 x 165.9 x 8.9 mm, 523 g
- 10.1 inches IPS LCD, 800 x 1280 pixels, 149ppi
- Quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU
- 16GB of Internal memory, 1GB of RAM, microSD card support (up to 64GB)
- 5MP / 1.3MP Main and Rear cameras
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Colors: Black, White, Luminous Orange, Luminous Blue
- 4200 mAh battery (Non-removable)
While LG announced the availability of the smallest member of the f amily, GPad 7.0, in Europe last month, the biggest member has just got an official roll out time frame as it is set to be shipped worldwide starting from the United States and followed by Asia, Latin America and Europe later this month.
Since the price and availability details vary from market to market, LG will be announcing the price for the GPad 10.1 separately as it arrives in that specific region and market.
To know more about the GPad tablet family (excluding the currently available LG GPad 8.3), the hardware specs are average and you shouldn’t expect an extraordinary performance as the line-up is meant to be a middle range line-up. But on the software side, there are some tempting software features which we are already familiar with as LG has used them on the LG G3. Apart from the Android KitKat features, you also get to experience Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot for Selfies, Smart Keyboard, Dual Window and Knock Code on your GPad tablet.
In overall, we believe LG has just started its long journey to succeed in the tablet market and their first strategy is to point the middle-range users by announcing the GPad series. The pricing policy is a key factor for the success as there are some arguable competitors like the Nexus 7 2013, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy TabPRO and Galaxy NotePRO tablets with different features and specifications.