LG's new G Pad II actually isn't something new

LG's new G Pad II really isn't anything newLG’s by no means been terrified of making an attempt new issues on the subject of smartphones, even pioneering the unusual-but-handy again button placement different producers have copied since. By comparability, the corporate has performed it protected with its G Pad pill vary, none of which have had any notably stand-out options. And after briefly enjoying the LG’s new G Pad II 10.1 right here at IFA, it looks like the corporate is sort of completely satisfied sticking to its relatively unexciting formulation. Final yr, LG opted to launch three sizes of pill, however for now at the least, the G Pad II solely comes within the one type issue, with a ten.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 show.

To refresh your reminiscence, the G Pad II marries a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 with 2 gigs of RAM, 16GB of storage, 5- and a couple of-megapixel cameras, a 7,400mAh battery and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. By all accounts, a succesful pill, however there actually is not a lot to say past that. At 489g (simply over 17 ounces), it is agreeably mild for a ten-inch slate, and the one “sensible bronze” shade scheme is neither thrilling nor off-placing. Construct high quality is tight, as you’d anticipate from a longtime firm like LG, however in any other case, the G Pad II is fairly generic. Actually, one of many extra fascinating factoids concerning the slate is that it comes with Microsoft’s Workplace suite preinstalled.

In fact, not each pill has to push the boundaries of design, specs or function set, however it’s onerous to think about LG’s newest effort as something however “simply an alternative choice.” And with out conclusive pricing for both the WiFi-solely or LTE variants, which launch within the US later this month earlier than rolling out to different markets sooner or later, we will not actually speculate on who it’s going to attraction to most. We have poked LG for more information on this necessary lacking piece, and we’ll be sure you replace you if we hear something extra. On first impressions, at the very least, the Bluetooth keyboard launching alongside the G Pad II is extra fascinating than the brand new pill itself. Whoops…

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