One of the Samsung’s many rivals in the world or perhaps its biggest competition in its own county South Korea is LG. No doubt the two tech giants are fighting over the different industries from smartphones to tablets to TVs and smart appliances among others. We’ve been anticipating new stuff from Samsung and only a few from LG—with the LG G3 on top of the anticipated list.
Recently, LG announced that it is working on not just one but three Android tablets. The tablets known as the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1 are expected to be announced at the MedPi tradeshow in Monaco starting from May 13, 2014.
Just like the LG G Pro 2 phone, the tablets can unlock using the Knock Code. If you may remember, Knock Code is LG’s new unlocking feature that allows the user to tap the phone in a custom pattern.
Not many details have been given, but you can say from looking at the images the tablet chassis of each tablet is made from plastic only. You can spot the rear camera placed at the center.
LG Electronics Chief Dr. Jong-seok Park said in a statement, “Unlike smartphones, tablets are not one size fits all. So we designed the G Pad Series for a diverse target audience, some who prioritize portability while others want the best multimedia experience possible. G Pad delivers on all counts.”
So this means each of the Android G Pad tablet is designed for a certain market. The smaller 7-inch could be considered a phablet (phone tablet) while the 8-inch G Pad makes it a possible iPad mini or Galaxy Note rival. The bigger 10.1-inch, obviously, to compete with the iPad/iPad Air and Galaxy Tab.
The G Pad 7.0 will likely be targeted for those who are always on-the-go as a portable entertainment system. The G Pad 8.0 is a mid-sized tablet that offers efficient multitasking. The G Pad 10.1 is said to provide more hours of fun and entertainment, thanks to its bigger battery.
LG has finally started focusing on its product line up and it has become necessary in order to complete with Samsung and other companies. Along with LG G3, LG G Watch—first watch with Android Wear— is already in the queue. All we can say is better late than never.