Korean manufacturer LG has come back to the tablet market with the official announcement of its LG G Pad 8.3 Android tablet ahead of IFA. This is the first such tablet by LG since the launch of Optimus Pad in 2011. It is the first 8 inch tablet to offer a full HD display, said LG. It runs on 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Here is a complete list of specifications:
- 8.3 inch WUXGA display with 1920x1200p and 273 PPI pixel density
- 1.7 GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
- 2 GB LPDDR2 RAM
- 16 GB EMMC internal storage
- 5 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front facing camera
- 4600 mAh battery
- Dimensions: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm and weight 338 grams
- Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS
- Black/White colors
Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications said:
Complementing our G Series Smartphones, the introduction of the LG G Pad 8.3 further strengthens LG’s premium line-up consisting of our most cutting-edge devices. Our G Pad is just another example of LG delivering devices with the unique selling points consumers around the world will appreciate.
The tablet comes with features like QPair app, Slide Aside, QSlide and KnockON. QPair app allows any Smartphone to seamlessly connect and sync with your tablet the messages, calls and QMemo notes on both the devices. Slide Aside enables multitasking by sliding currently running apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe. QSlide lets you run three different apps in one single window and KnockON allows you to turn the device ON and OFF on tapping the display twice.
According to the press release, LG G Pad 8.3 will go on sale in North America, Europe and Asia as well as other regions in Q4 2013. The company noted that the price will be announced at the launch event. The G Pad event at IFA on September 6 is where it will be officially introduced.