LG’s third-generation G-Pad tablet is on the way, so naturally it’s called the G Pad II. The company has announced it will bring a new 10.1 inch G Pad II to the IFA show in Berlin next week.

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The original G Pad launched in 2013 and featured an 8.3 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, and a starting price of $350.

A year later the company took a different approach and launched models with 3 different screen sizes, entry-level specs, and prices starting at $150.

The 2015 model sort of splits the difference. The G Pad II 10.1 features a 1920 x 1200 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 7,400 mAh battery. It supports 802.11ac WiFi, optional 4G LTE, and features a microSD card slot and 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras. The tablet will ship with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software.

It also comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office for Android tablets and you get 100GB of free Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage space for 2 years when you buy the G Pad II 10.1. The tablet also features LG’s custom user interface for Android with support fo features including dual window mode, allowing you to view two Android apps at the same time.

Interestingly, LG has decided to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. That’s the same CPU used in the 2013 Google Nexus smartphone, and it’s still a reasonably fast processor, but it seems like an odd choice at a time when Snapdragon 801, 805, and 810 chips are available, not to mention a number of different options from MediaTek, Intel, and others.

The tablet measures about 0.3 inches thick and weighs about 1.1 pounds.

LG hasn’t announced a price for the G Pad II yet, but the company says it’ll be available in North America, Europe and Asia after its debut at IFA in early September.

LG also recently unveiled an 8 inch version of the G Pad II, but it’s not clear if that model will be available outside of LG’s home country of South Korea. That tablet features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 1280 x 800 pixel display, and comes with a capacitive touchscreen stylus.

 

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15 replies on “LG unveils G Pad II 10.1 tablet with full HD screen, Snapdragon 800 CPU”

  1. Just wanted to mention; LG doesn’t support it’s products for very long, and their bootloaders are locked and loki-proof.

  2. IMHO Android tablets that cost higher than $100-$200 are a non-starter…. you can’t really do much on them..you always need a PC for real work..

    1. depends on what you understand by “real work”, I manage to do quite a lot of my work with a Toshiba Excite 10/AT300 …. mostly reading pdf documents and writing email. I have even drafted word documents on it (with the on-screen keyboard).
      I don’t see my self using Windows or IOS in a tablet… specially considering the price premium you pay for decent specs on those.

      1. so a Core M processor, wacom digitizer, and 4gb of ram for $300 aren’t decent specs? I wasn’t aware of that..

        1. Unfortunately I can’t get something like that at that price in (my side of) Europe… at least not from reliable suppliers.

    1. It’s a public service — helps to prevent people from looking like idiots when using their tablets to take photos at weddings and tourist spots, etc. 🙂

  3. Hmm, this LG tablet meets almost all of the criteria I listed in my lengthy comment to this prior topic: https://liliputing.com/2015/02/lilbits-2-02-2015-tablet-shipments.html

    (see the Pete B. comment)

    The only really questionable spec on this LG tablet for me is the storage, at 16 GB. My ancient Toshiba Thrive has 32 GB.

    I’m still waiting to see what Samsung may reveal for their 10.1 inch-class tablets this year, if any at all.

    Thanks, Brad, for keeping us up-to-date on these tablets.

  4. Hello everyone… am I the only one having problems with Liliputing’s ads these days? my browser blocks frequently and I always have to block scripts from motoads from running.

    regarding LG G Pad II, I would love to see an update of the original G Pad 8.3 with more up to date specs and decent pricing…

    1. As an OG G Pad 8.3 owner, I second: it’s my primary email and news reader, and really fills a niche between phone and laptop for me . . .
      but there seems to be a conversation going on at LG and other tablet makers that’s like the old angel and devil jokes —

      “Aim high! Be like Apple: sleek, high end, and expensive! Consumers will make the sacrifice!”

      “F&*k Apple! Go cheap! Aim for their base instincts, they’ll snap ’em up!”

      “Premium!”

      “Cheap!”

      “Yes!”

      “No!”

      Will it never end?

      1. As times goes by, my G Pad 8.3 has been relegated to an e-reader and occasional web surfer. Still on 4.4.2 which is considered a vulnerable version of android and can’t seem to do anything about it because of the locked, loki-proof bootloader. LG doesn’t care to release patches or os upgrades. Noticed the screen consistency has gotten a bit blotchy with bright and dark patches.

        1. There’s an active G Pad 8.3 forum on XDA with instructions on rooting, and a number of custom roms; I’m running Euphoria OS on mine. No one should suffer from lack of updates if they have a bit of know-how!

          Your point about LG’s (and other OEM’s) lack of OS updates is still right on, though.

          1. Thanks for the info, but I’m already there on the XDA forums and many of the links leading to old firmware versions were already taken over by the malware community. Basically, I’m on a version of the firmware that is locked and not loki-able. To enable Loki, I have to regress. The official source for the old firmware no longer makes it available and the unoffical sources lead to malware. I’m up poop creek.

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