LG has announced a new ultra-cheap tablet for the Android market. Its G Pad F2 8.0 is the kind of device which is meant to be kept as a secondary gadget, and not much more.
The front of the tablet comes with an 8-inch display of 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution, which was proudly boasted by the first Nexus 7 tablet, back in 2012.
Under the hood, you get an octa-core MediaTek processor, clocked at 1.5 Ghz. The front also boasts a 5 MP camera, while the back camera is treated to a similar sensor. It comes without an LED Flash though.
Other than that, you get 2 GB RAM, followed by 16 GB of storage which is likely expandable. There are stereo speakers along the sides of the G Pad F2 8.0.
For connectivity, you get the usual options such as microUSB, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. At least, LG did differentiate slightly on that front with a full-size USB-A port, which is a surprise but a good one at that.
The battery capacity is set at 3000 mAh, which is decidedly a disappointment even at that price. You do get an option to get a second 4,400 mAh cell at extra cost.
The G Pad F2 8.0 is currently available in the US for $149, though, its availability may be extended to other markets in the coming months.
LG G Pad F2 8.0 Specifications
- CPU: 64-bit 1.5 GHz octa-core
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6750
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat, customized
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G
- 8-inch LCD with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution
- RAM: 2 GB
- Internal: 16 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 5 MP
- Secondary: 5 MP
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB-A
- Stereo speakers
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- Price: $149.99