LG announced the LG G Pad 2 10.1 today ahead of the first unveiling of this tablet at IFA in Berlin come September 4. LG also says the new tablet will be launched in the US, Europe, and Asia in September with both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE models.
And as far as specifications go, this is a nice enough 10.1-inch Android tablet. The first generation LG G Pad 10.1 (LGV700) model was a HD model with okay specs, but the new 2015-2016 model LG G Pad 2 10.1 is upgraded to Full HD and a faster processor.
LG G Pad 2 10.1 will be launched with Android 5.1.1, a 10.1-inch screen with FHD 1920 x 1200 resolution, a quad-core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 16GB of eMMC storage and microSD card support (maximum capacity is still unknown, but I would guess 64GB to 128GB since it is a LG tablet).
It also has 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (also unknown if it’s single or dual-band), and the latest Bluetooth 4.1. The frontal camera has 2MP resolution, while the rear camera has a 5MP resolution. The battery capacity is a decent 7400 mAh, while the remaining public specs include optional LTE (DL 42 Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps (3G) and LTE Cat. 4 CA), a micro-USB 2.0 port, A-GPS, a weight of 489 grams, and a thickness of 7.8 mm.
It’s the 6th lightest tablet in the 10.1-inch Android tablet category, so that’s good too, but still well behind the masterpieces from Sony and Samsung naturally. LG have also focused more on design with this tablet, which reflects in a slightly more exclusive choice of finish on the tablet than before. The main color is “Brilliant Bronze” which appears to be the color in the images here.
The features on the LG G Pad 2 10.1 are decent too, with dual window multitasking support for running apps side by side, or the Q Memo + app that lets you attach any screencap in a note and then add notes on top of that or add interactive media to it, or the Reader app that reduced blue light when reading ebooks on the tablet so that it will reduce eye strain over time when reading on the tablet. And, just like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablets, it comes with Microsoft Office for Android which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive with 100GB of free cloud storage.
LG says they will announce the specific prices for each country upon launch, but the predecessor LG G Pad 10.1 was launched for $249, and have since gone down to $199 one year after release. The tablet to beat in this category is the Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70, an incredible tablet that’s exceptional value for money.
– Jim Miller