Over the weekend LG revealed it had three new tablets in store for us, expanding the G Pad series with the Pad 7.0, Pad 8.0 and 10.1. What they didn’t tell us was pricing, release targets or even the specs.
Leaving us in the dark, LG merely promised that they would tell us more in the weeks to come. Thankfully we might not have to wait any longer to get a hint at what’s to come, as a new AnTuTu benchmark has shown up for the LG V400, which is believed to be the LG G Pad 7.0.
While the G Pad 8.3 had some of the most impressive specs in its class, the 7.0 doesn’t follow in the same footsteps. Instead, the V400 offers a modest 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 400 CPU with an Adreno 305 GPU and just 1GB of RAM. Other specs include a 7-inch display with a modest 1280×800 resolution, a 3.2MP rear cam, 1.3MP front cam and 8GB storage. As you can see the specs here don’t exactly scream powerhouse, but at least the tablet’s benchmarks indicate it will ship with Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
With modest hardware under the hood, it’s likely that LG is positioning the G Pad 7.0 as a low cost tablet, though we really can’t say how cheap they are aiming for. It’s also important to note that this doesn’t mean the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.0 will offer the same frugal specs as their small-sized brother. Of course it doesn’t mean they won’t either, for now we can’t say for sure one way or another.
What do you think, if LG can get the pricing right, could the LG G Pad 7.0 be a sold choice for those looking for an entry-level tablet or are the Snapdragon 400-powered specs just too low?