Verizon Wireless already supports a stable of solid 4g lTE-enabled tablets, and now two more have joined the group. Big Red has released two new models, the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE ($249.99, or $49.99 with a two-year contract,) and the LG G Pad 10.1 LTE ($299.99, or $199.99 with a two-year activation.)
From a technical standpoint, the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE and the LG G Pad 10.1 LTE (named for their screen size, in inches — 7.0 and 10.1, respectively,) share a number of common features. Both devices run Google Android 4.4.4. KitKat, sport 16 GB of internal storage, and support microSD cards allowing up to 64 GB of additional space (with 25 GB of cloud storage space, additionally, given to buyers.) A 5-megapixel rear-mounted camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-mounted camera are stationed on both devices.
The tablets also support a number of Verizon-exclusive features out of the box: they allow for direct connections with Android smartphones via Verizon’s Q Pair app, and also support Verizon Message communication with any other applicable device.
Finally, both devices running off 1.2 Ghz quad-core processors — but that’s where the commonalities end. When it comes to power sources, the G Pad 7.0 sports a 4000 mAh battery, while the 10.1 version plays host to a 8000 mAh battery. That’s something to keep in mind if you often use tablets on the go, and for long periods of time.
These, of course, aren’t the first 4G LTE-enabled tablets to come from Verizon. The previously-released LG G Pad 8.3, for instance, offers many of the same features at an intermediate screen size. But if you’ve been looking for something different — whether larger or smaller — then the announcement of the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE and the LG G Pad 10.1 LTE may be the news you’ve been waiting for.