Having supposedly nailed the “optimum size of a tablet” with last year’s G Pad 8.3, South Korean manufacturer LG had a bit of a rethink and launched no less than three new G Pad sizes in May this year. But... optimum?
The smallest of the new trio is the LG G Pad 7.0, and it’s officially rolling out in Europe this week, with the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 set to follow at some point “over the next several weeks”.
Shared LG G Pad specs (that’s for the 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 models) include a resolution of 1280 x 800, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, microSD slot, and LG’s Knock Code technology.
The industry dictates that the smaller device should have the most modest specs (why is that?), and as such the LG G Pad 7.0 comes with 8GB internal storage (vs. 16GB on the bigger chaps), 3MP/1.3MP cameras (vs. 5MP/1.3MP), and a 4,000mAh battery.
LG G Pad 7.0 colours, finally, are Black, White, Luminous Orange and Luminous Blue. They’re certainly, uhm, bold.
The press release doesn’t care to specify LG G Pad 7.0 price, or clarify where exactly the tablet will be released, telling us only that further detail will “be announced locally.”
No sign of the LG G Pad 7.0 on the usual suspects (Amazon, Expansys, Clove), so… I’m all out. More info as we hear it.