While Samsung has been causing quite an uproar in the mobile market with the launch of the dual phablets – Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, LG was secretly rolling out the G Pad 2 8.0 Tablet. LG G Pad 2 8.0 as it’s name suggests, is the successor to last year’s mid-range LG G Pad 8.0.
The new G Pad 2 8.0 isn’t so impressing however, as when compared to its direct predecessor, the latest tablet from the stables of LG Mobile doesn’t seem to have any new offering for us. The hardware innards seem to be regressing instead.
The LG G Pad 2 8.0 packs an 8″ IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 800 x 1200 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 32GB of microSD expandable internal storage (other versions may be launched with more or less internal storage space), and a 4200mAh battery.
In the camera department, the LG G Pad 2 8.0 comes with a 5MP primary shooter and the back and a 2MP secondary camera on the front. On the software side, the slab runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is a bit surprising given that the newer Android 5.1 Lollipop has been available for a few good months now.
One particularly interesting detail about LG’s new mid-range tablet is that it comes with a full-sized USB 2.0 port, which is an uncommon feature for a mid-sized tablet, especially an Android-based one. As one of LG’s promotional images show (see them all below), the port can be used to attach an external keyboard or even gaming controllers. At a first glance, the external keyboard might be a more natural fit for the LG G Pad 2.0, seeing that the tablet comes with pre-loaded with MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, the holy triad of Microsoft productivity Office apps for Android tablets. Like most productivity-minded tablets, the LG G Pad 2 8.0 also comes with a stylus, one that measures 3.5mm across the waist and is touted to allow for accurate input.
At the moment, the LG G Pad 2 8.0 is only available in South Korea, but given the manufacturer’s previous launch patterns, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the slab reach more Western markets such as Europe and North America. It also wouldn’t be unthinkable for LG to launch a smaller 7-inch version and a larger 10.1-inch versions of the LG G Pad 2 as well. We’ll keep you updated with more information as soon as it becomes available.
Source | Phonearena