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LG is betting on battery life to win the tablet war


LG believes that tablets are still a thing; it’s unveiled the G Pad II 10.1 to take on the few tablets still doing the rounds, with a large display, decent specs and a massive battery to keep it in the running.

The latest in the G Pad series runs Android 5.1.1 and comes with a 10.1-inch 1920×1200 pixel screen, a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage and a 7,400mAh battery.

The G Pad II features a metallic Brilliant Bronze finish
The G Pad II features a metallic Brilliant Bronze finish

There’s also a MicroSD slot to expand storage space, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel camera on the front. One variant will bring LTE support too.

The G Pad II comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office and 100GB of free OneDrive cloud storage, good for two years.

Will it be enough to impress tablet users? Besides the large battery, LG hopes you’ll be interested in the G Pad II for its price, which the company says will be the same as its predecessor (the original G Pad 10.1 went for $250 at launch).

The device will be on show for the first time at the IFA 2015 trade show in Berlin next month. LG will announce prices for both Wi-Fi and LTE variants when they launch across North America, Europe and Asia.

➤ LG delivers the perfect multimedia companion with G Pad II 10.1 [LG Newsroom]

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Published August 24, 2015 — 08:02 UTC