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LG creating new tablet with updated design, 2016 processor

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LG’s no longer the major player that it used to be in the tablet market but that doesn’t mean it’s abandoned the segment completely. In fact, XDA Developers has uncovered new information which suggests the company is actively working on a new tablet.

Called the LG G Pad 5, the device will arrive powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This chipset is over three years old and was previously used inside the LG G6, OnePlus 3T, and original Google Pixel but should still give the Galaxy Tab S5e’s Snapdragon 670 a run for its money.

The tablet runs Android 9 Pie alongside LG’s custom interface and features a large, 10.1-inch 16:10 display that boasts a 1920 x 1200p resolution. As shown by a leaked render, the panel is paired with noticeably thinner bezels than the LG G Pad IV that precedes it and a single front-facing camera.

Other features reportedly include 4G LTE support and a fingerprint scanner. Whether that’s positioned on the side, rear, or beneath the screen remains to be seen.

The LG G Pad 5 will likely be announced in October or November. It’s unclear how it’ll be priced but Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5e is probably the better option considering LG’s appalling reputation when it comes to software updates. Alternatively, the recently announced 10.2-inch iPad or the iPad Air are good options too if you aren’t bothered about them not running Android.

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