LG inks exclusive G Pad tablet deal with John Lewis

LG inks exclusive G Pad tablet deal with John Lewis

LG Electronics is launching its latest collection of G Pad tablets at John Lewis stores from mid-November, Mobile can reveal.

The retailer has clinched an exclusive deal to range the G Pad 8.0. It will also sell LG's other two tablets in the series, the G Pad 7.0 and the G Pad 10.1 (pictured).

LG ‘s G Pad series is aimed at consumers looking for a high spec Android tablet at an accessible price point. All three tablets run on Android KitKat 4.4 and come with hi spec IPS displays, WiFi, 1.2 GHz quad core processors and 1 GB of RAM

The G Pad 7.0 which is designed to be held in one hand, also comes with a 4,000 mAh battery, a 3MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera. With its 7 inch display, the G Pad 7.0 is LG’s smallest tablet.

The G Pad 8.0 comes with an 8-inch display and packs more battery life than the G Pad 7.0 weighing in with a 4,200 mAh battery. It also has a 5MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera.

The largest of the trio, the G Pad 10.1, comes with the biggest display and the most powerful battery at 8,000 mAh. It has a 5MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera.

The three tablets all include LG’s proprietary UX features, such as QPair 2.0 and Knock Code. With an updated version of QPair, which was first introduced on LG’s G Pad 8.3, users can connect to their Android-powered smartphones via Bluetooth to receive notifications of calls and messages and can now respond directly from the G Pad. LG’s Knock Code also enables users to power-on and unlock their LG smart device in one step by entering a personalised ‘knock’ pattern on the display, offering greater convenience and security.  

Andrew Coughlin, LG Electronics head of mobile UK and Ireland said: ‘LG is delighted to be partnering with John Lewis to offer a series of tablets that will suit customer’s varying needs and lifestyles. Whether you require a larger screened device for an immersive home viewing experience or a more compact and portable device that puts your favourite content in your hands whilst on the move, LG’s G Pad Series has a device for you.’

He added: ‘This partnership with John Lewis demonstrates our shared passion for quality, innovation and value, and we look forward to the devices going on sale.’  

Will Jones, John Lewis Partnership’s tablet and computer buyer, said: ‘We pride ourselves on always striving to offer our customers the very best technology and experiences at every price point. We recognise that the LG G Pad Series combines benefit-driven software and sleek hardware for an improved viewing experience, with a price point that won’t break the bank. We are confident that the LG G Pad Series will perfectly complement our existing technology offering and prove very popular with our customers.’

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