LG to Unveil G Pad Tablets at IFA 2015 in Berlin

LG will unveil its second-generation G Pad tablet – the G Pad II – at IFA next month – although, considering how comprehensive the information is that we’ve already seen, we’re not sure what the company has held back to ‘wow’ us with!

The G Pad II 10.1 will be a 10.1″ slate with both 4G and Wi-Fi-only versions. It will be launched in ‘key markets’ in North America, Europe and Asia following IFA.

Resolution has been increased significantly from last year’s 1280 x 800, to 1920 x 1200. Instead of a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, the new tablet uses a quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800, running Android 5.0. The battery is slightly smaller (7,400mAh rather than 8,000mAh), which could impact lifetime, considering the upgraded screen – although we would expect the new processor to provide a significant power boost.

Tablets have long been eating into the eReader market, and LG hopes to make the G Pad II competitive in this space. To do this the tablet has a ‘Reader Mode’, which lowers the blue light emitted by the display (a feature that is not common in tablets, although it is becoming more popular in desktop monitors – TA).

Users can divide the tablet’s display into two panes with the Dual Window feature, while QuickMemo+ can be used to create and save a memo from anywhere – without needing to open a new app. 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM are built in, but the tablet is also supplied with 100GB of OneDrive storage, free for two years.