LG launches the G Pad 5 10.1 in South Korea
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The LG G Pad 5 10.1 (FHD) is now official on this manufacturer's home site (lge.co.kr). In accordance with some leaks concerning this device, it is equipped with a flagship Qualcomm processor - albeit one from 2016: the Snapdragon 821 SoC, as found in phones such as the OnePlus 3T. The new tablet also comes in 1 4GB/32GB SKU, which may lag behind more than a little in this day and age.
This strategy may strike some as a little odd; however, this is far from the first time LG has pulled this move. After all, it released the G6 smartphone with the same chipset in 2017, even though most of its flagship contemporaries had moved on to the Snapdragon 835. The LG G Pad 5 10.1 does support microSD cards of 500GB or less - however, LG is more than capable of including slots that read ones of 1TB in capacity.
The new LG G Pad 5 also has just 1 8MP rear camera, along with a 5MP selfie camera hidden in more or less moderate all-around screen bezels. It does have an appreciable 8200mAh battery with the Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 charging standard. The tablet also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, rather than a more modern solution such as an in-display optical scanner.
All in all, it is hard to understand why LG has done this to its new slate, with its refreshingly non-glass chassis that weighs just 498 grams. A competitively low price-point would help make more sense of its rather low-end attributes. The G Pad 5 10.1 will be available through the OEM's own South Korean carrier LG U+, but has yet to see a sales page thereon.
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