LG adding three sizes to G Pad line – new 7, 8 and 10.1-inch tablets

May 12, 2014

LG G Pad 7, 8, 10.1

LG is teasing us with a little press release and photos of some upcoming tablets. The LG G Pad line appears to be gaining a 7-inch, new 8-inch and 10.1-inch versions, coming soon. Official product announcements are due this coming week during the European tech show MedPI 2014, between May 13th and 16th.

LG is on a roll this evening, having also just released a teaser video of the upcoming G Watch, Android Wear-powered smartwatch. As teasers go, LG is giving up no information at all on the new G Pad tablets. They do promise LG specific UX features, such as Knock Code. The provided information on the tablets is as follows:

  • 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.

In addition to Knock Code, LG talks about an updated version of their QPair feature. QPair 2.0 is LG’s tool to effortlessly connect their new LG G Pad tablets to other Bluetooth enabled Android smartphones, sending notifications from the phone up to the tablet.

LG had a bit of a hit with the original G Pad 8.3, which is still available for $349.99 as a Google Play Edition tablet in the Google Play Store. The G Pad 8.3 is also still the only non-Nexus tablet in the Google Play Store. Along with the specifications that LG is not providing for the new G Pad line, there is no indication if any of these new tablets will head to the Play Store to continue LG’s GPE tablet reign.

LG G Pad 7, 8, 10.1

LG promises that details like specifications and availability for the new LG G Pad tablets will be announced locally in the weeks ahead. We certainly hope to have information in hand before the expected LG G3 flagship smartphone announcement on May 27.

What do you think about LG’s decision to add a range of sizes to their tablet line?

Comments

  • MasterMuffin

    One of these could be the new Nexus tablet! 2K display in every size please? :)

    • Salman Thaw

      When I said I wanted a high-res Sony tablet, people down here said 1080p is more than enough. It’s all about the viewing distance. I hope LG gives us something nice.

      • MasterMuffin

        You edited your comment :/

        • jimmyjames

          I saw that too. It’s good though. Let’s keep flame wars off this site. :-)

          • MasterMuffin

            True dat :)

    • Jayfeather787

      YES!!!
      And Snapdragon 805 with 3 GB of RAM with like a 5000 mah battery.

    • Igor Antolović

      Full HD for 7 and 8 inch and 2k for 10 inch. Snapdragon 615 for 7 inch and 801 for others. 2 GB for 7 and 8 inches 3 GB for 10. $250, $350, $400. Killers

      • MasterMuffin

        Sounds great! Big batteries too

  • Blowntoaster

    Learning from sister Samsung… but hopefully keeping it different.
    we need more major Android manufacturers to boost the Android tablet market and kick the IPad’s teeth in.

    • Igor Antolović

      With GPad 8.3 showed they can. hope that will stay same.

  • http://www.euanreid.co.uk xingbreakin

    Look like the rest of the nexus 5′s family! Mummy nexus, daddy nexus and big brother nexus! :D

  • _X_

    Now just add a home button and it looks just like a Galaxy tab! LG will always copy Samsung!

  • Raghav Kapur

    Im quite interested in the 10 incher. And, of course, a new Nexus 10. 10 inch Android tablets have been terrible (Note 10.1 2014 edition which is still very laggy). Here’s hoping the situation improves by forcing Sammy to make good tabs and knock iPads from the market

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    I think it’s cool that they are competing with samsung we need better tablets on Android.

  • Karan Shrof Karan Shrof

    Keep coping Samsung, you will succeed

    http://www.theskysoft.com/

  • Martin

    I don’t like 7″ tablets – too small for me. Sometimes tablet 10″ is too big. Maybe 8″ will be peerfect? I had to try :)