15 October 2019
You can be forgiven for forgetting that LG used to release tablets under its G Pad series as Android tablets is a product segment that has struggled for the most part of its journey so far. It has been a long time since LG G Pad series saw a product release but it appears to be set for a change anytime soon. A new XDA report has emerged claiming that LG G Pad 5 is a new Android tablet under development from the South Korean tech giant.
The LG G Pad 5 reportedly has a codename tf10 and model number LM-T600L. The tablet has already received its mandatory Google Play certification which means it will be coming with Google apps and services. In terms of specifications, it has a 10.1-inch Full HD+ display with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. There is at least one variant with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage but there could be more configurations as well.
Under the hood, it is said to arrive with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which is a surprising choice from LG. It is a flagship-series processor from Qualcomm but it was launched about three years ago. It means you can easily find current-gen Snapdragon 600 or Snapdragon 700 processors that will perform better or at least equivalent to the chosen one. The actual reason behind the choice is unknown and we can only hope that LG provides one at the time of the official unveiling.
The LG G Pad 5 Android tablet is said to come loaded with Android 9 Pie even though Google has made Android 10 public. It would have been nice to see a tablet coming with the newer Android version out of the box but considering the state of Android tablets, this is not at all surprising. There are no details regarding the tablet release date yet but with the kind of processor it has, we will not be shocked if LG decides to go for a silent launch.