LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet:
The LG G Pad 8.3 will be at the top of the G line of products from LG, cousin of the LG G2 (launched in October) and the G Pro. The LG G Pad 8.3 will be the first 8 inch tablet to bring a full 1080p HD screen to the format thanks to LG’s 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array), powered by a Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz processor and 2GB of memory. Running all this is a massive 4600mAh battery.
You’d think that by being so powerful, this will be a massive device, but LG has managed to fit all this awesome power into a device which is 8.3mm thin. LG said that they released the 8.3 inch screen as it was perfect to still fit comfortably in the hand, portable enough to fit in a back pocket, yet be powerful enough to fulfill any requirement from the user. The LG G Pad 8.3 will also feature all the LG specific features such as Slide Aside(multi-tasking on LG), Quick Memo (similar to Samsung’s sPen’s ClipPick, where you can save just a portion of a screen to share), Q Slide (where you can control three separate apps on-screen at once), and Qpair (which allows two compatible LG devices to connect together and allow users to answer calls and text from the tablet).
A full rundown of the specifications are as follows:
- Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
- Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
- Memory: 16GB eMMC
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
- Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
- Battery: 4,600mAh
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 338g
- Colours: Black
The Important bit… the price:
LG will launch the LG G Pad 8.3 by the end of October through its online store and in partnership with Harvey Norman in Ireland. This will start the beginning of a roll out in 30 key markets by the end of 2013.