LG has started the global rollout of the largest tablet in its new G Pad series, the LG G Pad 10.1. The tablet will debut first in the United States and then later this month it will make its way to Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The new range of tablets, which includes the G Pad 7.0 and the G Pad 8, was announced in May and the 7 inch variant started shipping in June. The G Pad 10.1 features a 1280 x 800, WXGA 10.1 inch IPS display, a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a nice 8,000 mAh battery.
Other features of the LG G Pad 10.1 include Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot for Selfies, Smart Keyboard, and Dual Window.
The new G Pad range includes lots of LG specific features which the company hopes will distinguish its offerings from other devices in the already crowded tablet market. As well as Knock Code, the G Pad 10.1 includes an updated version of QPair, LG’s connectivity tool which pairs the tablet with a smartphone. Once paired users can receive notifications of calls and messages on the smartphone and reply or answer the call directly from the G Pad. “Tablets are increasingly being used as companion devices, which is why we made connecting the LG G Pad 10.1 to other devices so easy and convenient, and why LG G Pad 10.1 offers the best core technologies of our G series smartphones,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
Other features of the LG G Pad 10.1 include Touch & Shoot, which allows users to tap anywhere on the display to get the camera to focus and take a shot in a single step; Gesture Shot for Selfies, where clenching your free hand into a fist within the shot frame will automatically begin a three-second countdown before taking a selfie; Smart Keyboard, that tracks and analyzes your typing habits and intuitively “knows” what word you intended to type; and Dual Window, which splits the screen so you can run two applications side by side.
LG hasn’t yet released any information about the exact pricing of the G Pad 10.1, all we know is that “prices and retail availability will be announced locally in each market.”