Hot on the heels of their European rollout, the low-cost LG G Pad 7.0 and 10.1 tablets have gone on sale in the US of A, surprisingly not joined by the 8-inch variation. Maybe LG finally realized that’s too alike the OG G Pad 8.3. Or maybe the 8.0 will simply arrive later in the land of the free.
Whatever, it’s not that exciting a model anyway, and neither are the 7 and 10.1 inchers. Available for $150 and $250 a pop respectively via an assortment of retailers, including Best Buy and Newegg, the two may run the chocolaty smooth Android 4.4 KitKat build, but their displays are horrendous, with 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution.
Also, the little guy’s 3.15 MP rear-facing camera brings back painful memories of 2012 gear. Ditto for the 8 GB of on-board storage, and I can’t say I’m overly impressed by the 10.1 mm profile either. On the bright side, the quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 chip is (moderately) punchy, powering the G Pad 10.1 in addition to the 7-inch model.
The larger slate fortunately ups the internal memory ante as well, to 16 gigs, shaving a good 1.2 mm off the waist and boosting the main photographic unit to 5 megapixels. Still not a powerhouse, but I guess it might be worth the 250 clams when taking the spacious 8,000 mAh battery and microSD support into consideration.
No words yet on any fresh G Pad getting a Google Play edition to replace the nixed G Pad 8.3 GPe, but I wouldn’t hold my breath given their overall humble specifications. The GPe program deserves better, don’t you think?
Via [PR News Wire]