If the present fare of tablets sold on the market gives you a big yawn, LG is trying to spice things up by releasing three new tablets in its G Pad series, which were announced today by the South Korean electronics manufacturer.
Whether these devices will excite customers is up for grabs, but the new models should crack open a few more opportunities for sales for LG.
Three to Choose From
The new G Pads will come in 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch displays and are respectively named for their sizes.
The reason for rolling out the new tablets was in response to customers telling LG that its 8.3-inch G Pad didn’t fit everyone’s needs.
LG CEO, Jong-seok Park said:
"Customers tell us that they want a wider range of devices that offer sizable screens without compromising portability. Unlike smartphones, tablets are not 'one size fits all.'
“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.”
Keeping It Secret
Although the announcement was interesting to the industry, virtually no information is coming out regarding the specifications of these new tablets. All LG would say is that more details would be forthcoming in the following weeks.
However, for comparison’s sake, we do know that LG’s present G Pad 8.3-inch tablet is geared up with an HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera.
Hardware specs for the G Pad 8.3 is a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
The G Pad 8.3 runs on Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Android OS. The new KitKat (4.4.2) has had a lot of reported bugs such as faulty Wi-Fi connections, poor battery life, and other problems so chances are that the new tablets will stay with Jelly Bean until KitKat has all of its issues worked out.
As of yet, there are no details on the prices.
Source: PC Mag