LG jumps into the tablet fight with the new and colorful G Pad 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1

LG jumps into the tablet fight with the new and colorful G Pad 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1
LG just sent us a press release that it will have three new G Pad tablets to show at the MedPI 2014 expo that starts in Monaco tomorrow. That's right, LG G Pad 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 are coming fast, furious, and out of the blue.

The company didn't elaborate on the particular specs for each tablet device, just threw in a couple of boilerplate descriptions, such as the fact that G Pad 7.0 is "designed for one-handed operation," or that the G Pad 8.0 "offers an immersive multimedia experience and smooth multitasking." The largest G Pad 10.1 is unsurprisingly the one with the largest battery, too, so it provides "endless hours of entertainment and fun." On the software side of things the slates will support the unique LG features like QPair 2.0, for getting phone notifications via Bluetooth, and responding directly from the tablets, as well as the Knock Code secure unlocking option.

Judging from the press shot of the G Pad 7, 8 and 10, they will also be available in a variety of colors, and will feature LG's new interface, that is likely to make a cameo in the G3 flagship as well. That's all we know about LG's new tablet trio so far, while the company said that specs, pricing and availability will be announced "locally in the weeks ahead." Do you like what you are seeing and hearing about LG's new tablet trio so far?


LG EXPANDS TABLET OPTIONS WITH NEW G PAD SERIES MODELS

Three New Tablets Satisfy Consumer Demand for More Choices to Fit Their Lifestyles

SEOUL, May 12, 2014 ― LG Electronics (LG) is adding three new tablets to its G Pad series to offer more options for tablet users. The new G Pad devices ― G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 ― will be unveiled at the MedPI 2014, one of the biggest IT/Tech trade show in Europe, taking place in Monaco from May 13-16. LG’s extended tablet portfolio, which also includes the well-received G Pad 8.3, will significantly expand LG’s footprint in the tablet market.

“Customers tell us that they want a wider range of devices that offer sizable screens without compromising portability,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Unlike smartphones, tablets are not one size fits all. So we designed the G Pad Series for a diverse target audience, some who prioritize portability while others want the best multimedia experience possible. G Pad delivers on all counts.”

Highlights of LG’s new G Pad Series tablets are:

● G Pad 7.0: Designed to be held in one hand, LG’s smallest tablet is an on-the-go entertainment hub that delivers both portability and power.
● G Pad 8.0: With its 8-inch display, LG’s mid-sized tablet offers an immersive multimedia experience and smooth multitasking.
● G Pad 10.1: With the largest display and battery, LG’s 10.1-inch tablet provides endless hours of entertainment and fun.

The latest G Pad tablets will also include LG’s proprietary UX features such as QPair 2.0 and Knock CodeTM. With an updated version of QPair, which was first introduced on G Pad 8.3, users can effortlessly connect to their Android-powered smartphones via Bluetooth to receive notifications of calls and messages and now be able to respond directly from the G Pad. What’s more, Knock Code™ enables users to power on and unlock their LG smartphones in one easy step by entering a personalized “knock” pattern on the smartphone’s display. Knock Code™ offers convenience and greater security as the knock pattern can be entered anywhere on the screen in any size ― with the display on or off ― using a personalized sequence of two to eight taps for more than 80,000 possible combinations.

Additional details of LG’s new G Pad tablets including specifications and availability will be announced locally in the weeks ahead.


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42 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I wonder if LG has increased the resolution on their tablets. Samsung's TabPro 8.4 is a very nice tablet with incredible resolution (2560x1600) at a very reasonable price ($350).

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I guess that the 10.1" has 2k (or 1600p) display, and 8" has most likely 1080p as well as 7".

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I have my doubts LG will offer a high resolution tablet, but I guess we will know this week -- ostensibly the three tablets will be completely unveiled at the MedPI 2014 show, running May 13-16th.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

2K can be either: 2048 × 1080 (most the time, this is 2K) 2048 × 858 1920 × 1080 2048 × 1152 2560 × 1440 2560 × 1600 So say 1440p or QHD, its more accurate than saying 2K https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_(resolution)

38. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

2560x1900 would be better

2. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Samsung announced Tab 7.0, Tab 8.0, and Tab 10.1. 1 month later, LG announces Pad 7.0, Pad 8.0, and Pad 10.1.

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Plot twist: They were the same company all along D:

36. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Whatever samsung will do, lg will follow that

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

when will LG stop being Samsung wannabe...............

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Idiotic comment. My 8.3 is unlike anything Samsung ever put out, as is the G2 and G3 and G Pro 2. The Nexus 4 and 5 are also LG made, and unlike Samsung. As for the coincidental screen sizes, it's no coincidence. You do realize that Samsung and LG are 2 of the largest screen manufacturers, don't you? Both of them even make screens for iPads. Hell, with all the hardware inbreeding that goes on with electronics, they've probably made screens for each other too.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Everyone knows lg is samsung copycat.

13. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He clearly doesn't lol

17. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

A vague superficial resemblence is not copying. Knock On, Knock Code, Slide Aside, and QPair are LG innovations, not Samsung. And name a Samsung phone with an OIS camera that isn't a Zoom. LG is also beating Samsung to putting out a QHD screen phone.

21. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

Gotta disagree with you there. LG is nowhere near the copycat Samsung is. There are several features LG pioneered first, but because of Samungs vast marketing budget, everyone thinks they did it first. For instance, in TV's, Samsung admitted that it's strategy was to copy the two leaders at the time, LG and Sony, and then beat them with sheer numbers and scale. They were able to bring more to market faster. Much like they're doing in mobile now.

27. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Well rather, An Intelligent person knows that a little copying is normal in modern industry and 'Copycat' doesn't correctly describe this case.

28. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Well... Anybody can tell lg Ui is mockup of touchwiz. They have followed samsung everywhere. I dont hate LG at all. Just hate how they rip off ugly touchwiz and make it uglier.

30. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

"... they rip off ugly touchwiz and make it uglier." I agree.

31. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I don't care whether they've copied an Ugly Touchwiz and change it to even an uglier OS. My point is, copying just in a few department doesn't necessarily mean that 'Company B is a Company B copycat '.

32. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Samsung does, lg copies and fails. End of story.

33. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

So fanboy, Much Stupidity, Wow. (Written in bold and colourful Comic Sans MS)

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

LG os actually better than Skamsung

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

lg os?

29. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Shut up microdi** fanboy.

39. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He is a wp fan

4. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Samsung does not own the size so shut up! Anyone can design a tablet of said amount of inches. It just so happens that perhaps they strike the perfect balance.

10. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

14. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This will hurt him even more

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Oh the resolution expert guy, who said tab pro 8.4 doesnt have a 2k display....

22. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Well for starters he said "QHD" display. And I consider a true QHD display to be an extremely pixel dense one, i.e, over 500 PPI for phone or over 400 PPI for a tablet. That's where my argument was coming from.

25. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sir you are so wrong. QHD means Quad(4 times) the HD= 720x1280. Actually this one is tricky and misleading. You have to multiply each term x2 not x4. I cant explain it all here. Please google it. It has nothing to do with pixel density.

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