Are you an electronics junkie who loves to collect and play with the newest things, year after year? If you are, you might be interested in LG’s newest contribution to an already-competitive market: the company announced yesterday that it would be debuting the new G Pad II 10.1 at the IFA trade show in Berlin in early September, a snazzy creature with some neat upgrades.
The new tablet will “boast a 10.1-inch screen, a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera to complement its 2-megapixel front-facing lens. The tablet will run on Android 5.1.1. (Lollipop),” says CNET. Full details will be revealed at the exhibition on September 4th, but LG claims that this tablet will be a perfect balance between price and performance.
The highlight of this particular product is its bezels, grooved rings that hold the glass to the body; LG says the G Pad II’s bezels are some of the slimmest on the market, making the machine itself slender and very sleek. The trimmed-down tablet offers a “truly immersive viewing experience,” LG says.
While the G Pad II seems like a great choice for a new tablet, CNET speculates that because other tablet manufacturers like Apple haven’t had much luck in the market. Apple’s tablet sales are down 23%. It seems that consumers are more interested in large phones that can do it all rather than having separate machines for separate activities.
So what else does the G Pad II bring to a market that’s taken a bit of a tumble recently? Quite a bit, actually, according to LG. The tablet offers a Reader Mode that makes reading a bit more pleasant by reducing the backscreen light, dual windows so users can do two things at once, and it comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office as well as 100GB of free OneDrive storage for two years.
No word yet on what the price of the tablet will be, though LG plans to discuss price and availability at IFA, and we can probably assume the tablet’s price will be comparable to other, similar tablets. We’ll know more after the show, but all in all, the tablet seems pretty cool.