LG has announced a new G Pad tablet, saying that long battery life and a large display are what people are asking for, without an increase in the price.

The LG G Pad II has a 10.1-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution (224ppi), giving it an 8:5 aspect ratio.

It's a slim tablet, with LG boasting that it has the slimmest bezels for a tablet of this size. That might give you a nice slick finish, but might also mean you can't grip it without getting fingerprints all over that display.

It has a "soft metallic" finish, which looks a lot like the sort of "metallic" finishes we've seen on the LG G3, suggesting that it's actually plastic. The LG G Pad II will be on show at IFA 2015 when we'll be able to verify what it's made of.

Internally there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB of RAM. There's 16GB of internal storage which sounds a little on the low side - a couple of big games would fill it up. You can expand storage with microSD, however, so if you're looking to carry lots of movies or music, that shouldn't be a problem.


There's a large 7,600mAh battery to keep it powered up. "Customers asked for a large display, bigger battery and faster performance all without raising the price. The G Pad II delivers on all counts," said Chris Yie, VP and head of marketing for LG Mobile.

The new tablet runs Android 5.1.1, but LG has made some customisations, so you'll be able to run apps side-by-side, for example, to take advantage of that big display. We've seen this previously on LG's smartphones and it makes sense on a tablet, if there's wide enough app support.

Like many tablets, it comes preloaded with Microsoft Office for Android apps, with 100GB of free OneDrive storage. 

With that slightly older chipset, the G Pad II looks like it won't be too expensive, but the price has yet to be confirmed. It will be released in North America, Asia and Europe. We expect to learn more at IFA 2015 in early September.