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

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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)