Consumer electronics giant, LG on Monday (12 May) announced three new G Pad series slates with varying sizes.
"Customers tell us that they want a wider range of devices that offer sizable screens without compromising portability," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
"Unlike smartphones, tablets are not one size fits all. So we designed the G Pad Series for a diverse target audience, some who prioritize portability while others want the best multimedia experience possible. G Pad delivers on all counts." He added.
The new G Pad series slates come in 7.0-inch, 8.0-inch and 10.1-inch display sizes and feature proprietary software features like UI QPair and KnockCode, a secured screen-unlocker, where-in user can switch-on the device just by tapping on the screen using more than 86,000 combinations. The knock pattern can be entered on any area of the screen, whether the display is turned on or off - using anywhere from two to eight taps.
The innovative Knock Code is safer and more convenient than the password based screen unlocking, as it rules out the possibility of the pin-code theft and also more responsive compared to bio-recognition locking system, which are much susceptible to variations in the environment.
However, the details like key specifications and availability of G Pad series tablets in the global markets are said to be announced later this week, when the company showcases the tablets at one of the Europe's biggest IT/Technology trade fair 'MedPI 2014'. It is scheduled between 13-16 May at Monaco.
With the announcement of G Pad tablet series, LG joins the South Korean counterpart Samsung to offer Android slates with varying sizes in the market.