Don't tell LG that Android tablets are dying: they're still working on a few. The latest is the G Pad III 10.1 FHD LTE. If you can't parse that mouthful of a product name, it's a 10.1-inch tablet with a full HD screen and a built-in LTE connection. Stop me if I'm going too fast for you here. Actually, since most 10-inch Android tablets use a 16:10 aspect ratio, this one has a 1920x1200 resolution. That's like "full HD" with a side of extra delicious pixels.
Inside is an octa-core 1.5GHz processor of unspecified make, but I'd guess it's in the Snapdragon 600 family. Owners get a somewhat paltry 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage plus a MicroSD card slot, 5MP cameras on both the front and the back, and a 6000mAh battery. That's a little spare for a large tablet like this (similar designs can hold up to 10,000mAh), but maybe they had to shave a bit off to get it all into that 7.9mm frame. The Android 6.0.1 build includes a special reader mode that can be activated with a dedicated hardware button.
Oddly, the announcement said that there would be a stylus-equipped version of the G Pad III FHD LTE released later next year, but this one doesn't have any pointing device aside form your fingers. It does have a kickstand (sadly not shown in the single product photo) which can fold out to 70 degrees, which makes it better than 95% of Android tablets without even trying.
The tablet was announced on LG's South Korean media page, with no mention of an international release. However LG's tablets tend to pop up internationally sooner or later, often sold by carriers in the United States. The stated price for the LTE model is $429, posted in American dollars no less, so we'll probably see this in the US at some point.
- LG Newsroom