LG's 8.3-Inch G Pad Tablet Announced


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As the mini-tablet market begins to take sales from the full-sized tablet segment, those same tablets, like smartphones, are beginning to creep up in size. A number of new tablets in the 8-inch size category have already been predicted for this fall.

This week, LG proved the predictions right by announcing a new 8.3-inch tablet. The device, named the G Pad 8.3, will be officially unveiled at the IFA show being held in Germany this weekend.

The G Pad sports a 1920 x 1200 resolution display, which LG claims is a first for an 8-inch tablet. The device has a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, and comes with 16GB of storage. The tablet's rear camera is only 5MP, while its front-facing camera is 1.3MP. In its announcement, LG emphasized the G Pad's 4600mAh battery, which it claims adds minimal weight to the device. The tablet will come running Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, though LG has also included some proprietary software, most of which involves using the G Pad for multi-tasking.

“Complementing our G Series smartphones, the introduction of the LG G Pad 8.3 further strengthens LG’s premium lineup consisting of our most cutting-edge devices,” said Jong-seok Park,CEO of LG Mobile Communications. “Our G Pad is just another example of LG delivering devices with the unique selling points consumers around the world will appreciate.”