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LG G Pad 5 Android tablet appears on Geekbench, uses three-year-old Snapdragon 821

Image via Geekbench
Image via Geekbench
The LG G Pad 5 appeared on Geekbench yesterday, but the scores suggest old silicon. The Geekbench post lists a quad-core Qualcomm CPU clocked at 2.19 GHz, suggesting the Snapdragon 821 speculated by earlier rumors. The scores are in line with other Snapdragon 821-equipped devices, meaning the G Pad 5 would be using a three-year-old chip.

Android tablets are in heavy decline, but a few companies are still releasing new models. Too bad some of the new tablets are using old silicon.

LG’s upcoming G Pad 5 was recently spotted on Geekbench under the model number LGE LM-T600. The tablet's scores are not impressive (347 single-core, 909 multi-core), competing with older smartphones like the OnePlus 3T and original Google Pixel. The final hardware has yet to be announced, but the Geekbench listing states the CPU is a Qualcomm quad-core chip clocked at 2.19 GHz. This design and the scores point to the Snapdragon 821, which is in line with earlier sightings.

Other leaks claim the G Pad 5 will have a 10.1-inch 1920x1200 display, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and support for LTE. These specs put the G Pad 5 on the lower side of the mid-range for late 2019 and are, honestly, disappointing.

Considering LG’s last tablet, the G Pad 4, was released two years ago, and considering the trouble LG has had with its mobile division, it’s surprising to see a tablet from the Korean company, especially since the market for Android tablets has rapidly declined over the past few years.

The lackluster specs make the G Pad 5 even more confusing. It’s unclear what LG hopes to achieve with the G Pad 5 considering competitors like Samsung and Apple have superior tablets on the market. If it's released in time for the holidays at a low price, the G Pad 5 may find a foothold in the market. That's a lot left to chance and is a gamble LG may do better to avoid.

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Sam Medley, 2019-10-28 (Update: 2019-10-28)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.