LG launches new G Pad series in Korea

LG Electronics has launched budget G Pad tablets in three sizes in the Korean market, reports ZDNet Korea’s Jeong Heon-jeong.
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Customers can pre-order the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 in the company’s own Korean retail stores - LG Electronics Bestshops - as well as through online shopping malls. The 7-inch and 10.1-inch versions are available from July 11, while the 8-inch will ship in August.  The 10.1-inch is currently available in US, and the 7-inch in Europe, and all three models will be launched globally but at different times.

LG's new range of G Pad tablets

The Korean tech giant said the new tablets have a smooth, uni-body design optimized for holding in one hand. They use LG’s WXGA (1280x800) IPS displays that, according to the company, help users “immerse themselves” in multimedia content.  The operating system is Android KitKat 4.4.2.

The company’s self-developed user experience (UX) Knock Code is also included, enabling password-configured tapping to unlock the screen. LG said up to four different combinations can be set for one tablet if used by multiple people.

Other LG offerings, such as dual window, are also preinstalled on the devices.

All three sizes are based on Qualcomm’s 1.2 Gigahertz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processors and have the same display quality.

The difference is battery life and cost: the 7, 8 and 10.1-inch versions respectively have 4,000, 4,200 and 8000 milliamp hour (mAh) batteries, and carry price tags of 229,000 won ($226.51), 279,000 won ($275.96) and 329,000 won ($325.42).

Source: ZDNet Korea (zdnet.co.kr)

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