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LG Announces Availability for New G Pad Tablets, Begins in Europe Starting Next Week

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Back in early May, LG announced a new G Pad lineup, consisting of three tablets – the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1. However, following LG’s new-found philosophy of announcing devices then giving no release date, we had no idea when to expect the tablets to arrive in the US. And technically, we still don’t.

LG announced European availability this morning, stating that buyers in Europe can pick up a G Pad 7.0 beginning next week, with G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 availability coming in the next few weeks. But still, no official word on a US launch from the manufacturer. 

Don’t worry, though. When LG shows sign of US availability, we will let you know.

Need a refresh on G Pad specs? Take a look below.

Specs

G Pad 7.0 Key Specifications

  • Display: 7.0-inch IPS (1280 x 800, WXGA)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 8GB eMMC / 1GB RAM / microSD slot
  • Camera: Rear 3MP / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Size: 189.3 x 113.8 x 10.1mm
  • Weight: 293g
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Color: Black, White, Luminous Orange, Luminous Blue
  • Other: QPair 2.0, Smart Keyboard, Knock CodeTM

G Pad 8.0 Key Specifications

  • Display: 8.0-inch IPS (1280 x 800, WXGA)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 16GB eMMC / 1GB RAM / microSD slot
  • Camera: Rear 5MP / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 4200mAh
  • Size: 210.8 x 124.2 x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 342g
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Color: Black, White, Luminous Orange, Luminous Blue
  • Other: QPair 2.0, Smart Keyboard, Knock CodeTM

G Pad 10.1 Key Specifications

  • Display: 10.1-inch IPS* (*1280 x 800, WXGA)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
  • Memory: 16GM eMMC / 1GB RAM / microSD slot
  • Camera: Rear 5MP / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 8000mAh
  • Size: 260.9 x 165.9 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 523g
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi
  • Color: Black, Red
  • Other: QPair 2.0, Smart Keyboard, Knock CodeTM
  • Keith Taylor

    Why would I buy these over a 8.3?

  • Serotheo

    I’m expecting a Snapdragon 400 in these and sub $250 price-point starting with the 10 and much lower as we traverse down the sizes.

  • Robert Boluyt

    Um, these are all crap.

  • Joseph De La Cruz

    If the SoC is a Snapdragon 400, this may be the tablet I was looking for.

  • Ckburks

    I really like my 8.3 from Verizon but wish it was louder on video playback and had kit Kat.

  • John

    I’m expecting a G Pad Pro line a bit later down the line.

  • Qwerty

    Looks pretty Nexus-like, especially the big one.
    (illusion: http://goo.gl/qaEZ45)

  • Maxim∑

    no high end models…………

  • Pete

    You uploaded accidently an article from 2012 … well, at least I hope it!

    • hkklife

      Yup. I’m so sick of “new” Android tablets with specs worse than flagship phones from 2 years ago. Is there even a single tablet shipping with a Snapdragon 801 aside from Sony’s Z2? All LG needed to do was refresh the existing 8.3 with 2x the storage, a bigger battery, Snapdragon 800 and the software tweaks from the G3 and it would’ve been a perfectly fine contender for another year. Oh well.

  • A.J.

    I’m guessing these are to compete against the Galaxy Tab 4s as the Tab 4s only have 1.2 GHZ processors as well. Makes me wonder if LG is going to have a Pro/Note style tablet line.

  • Tony Byatt

    The G Pad 10.1 shouldn’t cost more than $200…

    Those specs dictate as much…

  • jamaall

    Hey LG, 2012 called, they want their tablets back.

  • http://aQuickBit.com aQuickBit

    This isn’t the LG availability announcement you were looking for

  • turdbogls

    I had high hopes for these. i am kinda wanting a 10″ tablet again since jumping to the G2.

    but the low res screen, and 1GB ram (I could deal with 1.2GHZ processor) are instant no-buys for me…sadly.

  • Derek Duncan

    aren’t these lower res than the G Pad 8.3?

    • turdbogls

      yes, these are considerably lower spec’d across the board….should be nice and cheap too…hopefully.

      • Detonation

        Considering the 8.3 can be had for $225 (or even less refurbed), these will have to be really cheap

        • j

          must be dirt cheap with those specs from 2012.

        • turdbogls

          I hope you are right….but retial price on the 8.3 is still $330….and that is what LG will base these prices on.

          I could see $180(7) $210 (8) $260 (10.1) at those prices, they could sell quite well IMO.