On Thursday, LG Electronics expanded its line of tablets with the launch of the LG G Pad 7.0 (opens in new tab) and the LG G Pad 10.1 (opens in new tab). Both are available now in BestBuy, Newegg and other select retailers nationwide for $149.99 and $249.99, respectively.
"Consumers are increasingly seeking a converged experience between their smartphones and tablets," said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Mobile Communications Company. "LG's range of new tablet sizes and seamless compatibility with premium devices such as the new LG G3 will provide a perfect complementary duo for a connected lifestyle."
The specs show that the 7.0 model sports a 7-inch IPS screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution. Backing this screen is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and a 4,000 mAh battery. There are 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for adding up to 32 GB of extra storage, a 3MP camera on the back, a 1.3MP camera on the front, and dual-band Wireless N connectivity.
The 10.1 model consists of a 10.1-inch IPS screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and an 8,000 mAh battery. Also included is 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot adding up to 32 GB of storage, a 5MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front. In addition, there are two speakers, dual-band Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and GPS.
Both tablets include QPair 2.0, which allows users to tether any smartphone running Android 4.1 or later in order to receive and send messages and making calls from the tablet. The tablets include QuickRemote, allowing owners to use the tablet as a remote control for TVs, set-top-boxes, DVD and Blu-ray players, and more. There is also LG Knock Code, enabling users to unlock the tablet by using a "knock" sequence.
"LG G Pad 7.0 and LG G Pad 10.1 incorporate a unibody design that is lightweight and fits comfortably into the palm of your hand," states the press release. "Under the hood, LG G Pad 7.0 and LG G Pad 10.1 will provide the same reliable performance that has come to be acclaimed in its predecessor, LG G Pad 8.3."
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