LG’s 10-Inch G Pad II Sports An Enormous Battery And Other Improvements

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LG is going all-in on battery life with the second version of its G Pad tablet that was just unveiled today. The device itself won’t surface in the flesh until the IFA electronics show next month in Berlin, but already we know one thing about it: its battery is huuuge.

The G Pad II measures in at 10.1 inches and is powered by a whopping 7, 400mAh battery. That’s the largest capacity on the tablet market, and is sure to keep the device’s 1920 x 1200 WUXGA display — another step up on the original G Pad — powered for a day or so of usage. Elsewhere, a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm and 2GB RAM provide the engine, while Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is installed out of the box

The tablet includes a fairly average rear-facing five-megapixel camera and a two-megapixel camera on the front, while there’s 16GB of internal memory — which is expandable via a micro SD card for those keen on additional space. The company is also throwing some freebies from Microsoft: Office for Android and two years of 100GB OneDrive storage.

Price is probably where it counts most in the tablet and Android markets, and LG is keeping that quiet for the LG Pad until IFA kicks off on September 4. While it certainly isn’t as glamorous as the iPad, the device could be a useful workhorse, particularly for enterprise customers or those seeking a family tablet, assuming that the price is sweet enough.