LG announces worldwide availability for its G Pad 10.1 slate
Today, LG revealed that the largest member of the G Pad tablet family and its largest tablet as a whole, the G Pad 10.1, is now available on a global basis. Unsurprisingly, the slate has scored some of the features that debuted along with the company's current flagship phone, the LG G3. We are talking about Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, Smart Keyboard, and Dual Window. QPair 2.0, a feature that enables users to seamlessly pair the slate to their smartphone via Bluetooth and receive notifications for missed calls or messages right on the G Pad. Knock Code has made an appearance on LG's largest G Pad slate, too.
In the hardware department, the LG G Pad 10.1 is nothing to write home about. The tablet sports a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, paired with one gigabyte of RAM. Speaking of gigabytes, the tablet also comes with 16GB of internal memory, while the microSD slot on board allows users to expand the storage to their heartfelt content (up to 64GB, though). The display of the slate is a 10.1-inch IPS LCD one and boasts a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which translates into a rather unimpressive pixel density of ~149ppi, which is pretty much on par with the pixel density of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, for example.
The G Pad 10.1 is also endowed with a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing selfie shooter. The 8,000mAh battery under the rear hood should keep the lights on for a reasonable amount of time. The operating system of choice is Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
All in all, LG's G Pad 10.1 seems like a direct rival and a viable alternative to Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. If you favor LG and decide to lay your hands on their largest tablet, consider that you can have it in either red or black. But don't rush to the stores just yet - pricing and availability for each individual market are to be announced prior to the launch. It appears that the LG G Pad 10.1 will hit the shelves in the USA, while select markets across Europe, Asia, and Latin America will be getting it by the end of July.