[Exclusive] This is the new LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus

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LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus

Not much has been happening in the tablet space of late. These machines that were once predicted to usher the so-called “post-PC era” seem to have been blown away into oblivion by their smaller-screened counterparts – the smartphone. That said, many companies, including Tier 1 manufacturers such as LG, Samsung, and Apple continue to manufacture tablets. LG, for example, still has a wide variety of tablets on sale in the U.S. under its GPad brand.

That brings us to the new tablet that LG plans to launch in the months to come.

We have a leaked image of what is likely to be a new tablet from the LG stables. The model is likely to be called the LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus. As evident by its name, this tablet sports an 8-inch display. The same product has been listed as the LG -V530 KB on the FCC website where it recently underwent certification. We do not have the complete specs-sheet of the LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus, and most of its hardware features — including the chipset, processor, storage and RAM capacity — are still a mystery. What we do know, however, is that it will be a tad over 6.9mm thick and that it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The 4G version of the tablet is also likely to be a T-Mobile exclusive in the U.S.

The LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus will also get an optional GPad Plus Pack that is an external attachment to the GPad X2 8.0 Plus. This pack will offer the consumer an extra add-on battery with a capacity of 4400mAh, and also add a more powerful stereo speaker for better audio. In fact, the Plus Pack will also incorporate a full-sized USB port. Users will be able to easily attach or detach the Plus Pack to the body of the tablet using the proprietary connectivity ports at the back. The Plus Pack also comes with provisions to keep the tablet slanted towards you.

As of now, we do not have a prospective release date for the LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Awesome! Can’t wait until this is released! I have the predecessor model and there’s just no other 8-in. tablet like it. It could definitely use a faster processor and more memory though.

    I like the attachment on the back too but I wish those ports were accessible without having to open the kickstand. =/

  2. The Plus Pack option to add more battery life is something I don’t mind, even given how bad it looks sticking out the back of the tablet. I think a lot of consumers would agree with me that a slightly bulkier product with a longer battery life is better than a wafer that dies every hour.

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