To say that the Android tablet market is stagnant seems like an understatement. After all, the iPad remains to be a stable fixture, while many also opt for Chromebook convertibles. LG looks to pump new life into the Android tablet scene with the upcoming GPad X2 8.0 Plus.
This particular device presents itself as a dockable tablet that provides select boosts when in docked mode. When stored in the optional dock, the tablet gains a 4,100 mAh battery boost, stereo speakers, and a USB port. Specs-wise, we see an 8-incher with an octacore 1.4GHz processor, 2GB RAM, and 5-megapixel front and back cameras. So far, the device launched recently in the United States.
The real selling point here is the GPad Pack Plus dock, of course, which attaches to the tablet. Seemingly taking a cue from Nintendo’s dockable console, the Nintendo Switch, the GPad competes with the dominant Apple iPad and its recent Pro line. Whether or not it can make a dent in the market remains to be scene, especially with the convertible Windows Surface Pro and Chromebooks gaining massive traction.