A benchmark listing suggests LG’s upcoming G Pad tablet lineup will include mostly mid-range hardware.
LG recently teased its new G Pad family of tablets, and the smallest member of the bunchh has leaked out through a listing on the AnTuTu benchmark database.
LG’s press release didn’t reveal any details about the G Pad lineup’s hardware, but that was probably a good move, as at least the G Pad 7 seems to have rather uninspiring specs. There’s a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz running the show, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The screen resolution is a paltry 1280×800, and the tablet sports 3.2-megapixel and 1.3-megapixel rear and front cameras. There’s no mention about the battery, but like the rest of the hardware, battery capacity will probably not be very impressive.
Things are a little better on the software side, as the G Pad 7 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, though that is merely because Google now makes it mandatory for new devices to sport the latest version of the OS after a few months of its official release. Overall, the G Pad could offer some competition to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab lineup, but given Samsung’s immense marketing might and brand power, LG will have to be quite careful with how it prices its latest Android slates if it intends to attract consumers.