While most sales figures seem to indicate the tablet market is dying, some OEMs like Samsung and LG are still producing new ones year after year. Images of this new LG tablet were actually leaked by Evan Blass yesterday, but since then he has deleted the tweet. We weren’t given any additional details about the device though, so all we had to go on was an image of both the front and the back of the tablet.
Early this morning the South Korean technology manufacturer officially announced the LG G Pad III 10.1 tablet. Many people were hoping the flap on the back of the device was a way to swap out the battery, but it turns out this is a kickstand for the tablet (that allows an adjustment of up to 70 degrees). The device itself is a tablet with a 10.1″ 1080p display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Inside we have an unnamed octa-core SoC with the CPUs clocked at 1.5GHz.
It will have 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot built in. There is a 5MP camera on the front and back of the device. The tablet’s dimensions are said to be 256.2 x 167.9 x 6.7 to 7.9mm, and the device will weigh in at 510 grams. We’re told it has a 6,000mAh capacity battery and will have Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow installed on it right out of the box.
LG has launched the device in South Korea as of today, but we’ll likely see it released in other markets in the future. It comes with a price tag of KRW 429,000 (which is about $360 right now). If you’re liking the specs of this tablet, but wish it came with a stylus, then you’ll want to wait. LG says they’ll be releasing another variant of this tablet that comes with a stylus in early 2017.