Just a few weeks before the highly anticipated LG G3 launch in London on May 27, official images show off a new series of LG tablets. After the success of the LG G Pad 8.3, it looks like LG is stepping back into the tablet ring at full throttle. Not too much is known about the hardware and tech specs running the devices, however some software and design details have already been revealed.
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The three new tablets follow the same naming convention as the G Pad, but now in three new sizes, just like the Galaxy Tab series, of 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 inches. Though nothing has been revealed in terms of tech specs, it’s pretty likely that these will be stuck somewhere in the mid-range class. The design is similar to that of the G Pad, and from the leaked images, it will come in white, blue and black.
The tablets will be officially unveiled by the company during the MedPi 2014, which goes from May 13 to 16th in Monaco. The new series will come with LG’s series of UX features, such as QPair 2.0 and Knock Code, and other multitasking and multimedia functions we know from the G Pad 8.3.
Here is the official press release:
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 andsmooth 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.
Source: Android Police