The 8-inch LG G Pad 2 8.0 (Korea) / LG G Pad F 8.0 (US) Android 5.0 tablet was announced in South Korea today, which provides us with a tablet that is very similar to the first generation model, but now has a integrated stylus on the back of it.
The stylus is LG G Stylo, which is very thin at just 3.5mm, so it’s not particularly comfortable to write with at lengths, unlike the properly sized pen on a Surface tablet, but at least it can be used for navigation on the screen.
The LG G Pad 2 8.0 / LG G Pad F 8.0 LTE has entry level specs, but pretty good features for a entry level tablet. The hardware are a 8-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of storage, 128GB microSD card support, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 4200 mAh battery with a battery capacity for 9 1/2 hours runtime, a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera, with a weight of 347 grams, and thickness of 8.95mm.
The features are a little more interesting, with Microsoft Office for Android, Q Pair pairing support which enables the use of the tablet as a smartphone that owners can answer calls and messages on, dual window multitasking, the Quickmemo app for making notes with the stylus, and the Knock Code which is your own signature way of tapping on the tablet to unlock it.
The LG G Pad 2 8.0 is new to South Korea, but in the US it has been available as the LG G Pad F 8.0 with 1GB of RAM for some time from select cellular carriers, like AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular.
– Jim Miller