Sunday, September 1, 2013

LG G Pad 8.3 with 1920x1200 display goes official

LG G Pad 8.3 Philippines 2

After some teasing earlier, LG finally takes the wraps off its next tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3. The G Pad 8.3 flaunts an 8.3-inch display which makes it quite portable compared to its 10-inch counterparts while still being large enough for media consumption. The Korean manufacturer says the G Pad 8.3 is the ‘first 8-inch class tablet to offer a full HD display,’ a 1920x1200 one that is. It packs a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. There is no microSD card slot that you can use for expansion, nor other storage options.

A 5 megapixel shooter is present on the back and a 1.3 megapixel camera is on the front. The battery is rated at 4600mAh, quite small for a tablet of this size. The LG G Pad 8.3 crams all of those in an 8.3mm body which weighs just 338g.

LG G Pad 8.3 Philippines

LG touts of the QPair as a unique feature on the G Pad 8.3. It will allow users to connect the G Pad with their smartphones and manage the calls and text messages received on the phone remotely from the tablet. What’s really nice is that QPair will work with any smartphone from other manufacturers as long as they run on Android Jelly Bean. This looks to be useful as me myself use apps that do just this. QPair will also allow users to save notes from the QMemo app directly to other devices.

Aside from that, there are other features that take advantage of the big screen too. Slide Aside allows for an easy multitasking by simply sliding three fingers on an app to switch to another. QSlide lets you work on three apps at the same time, similar to Samsung’s MultiWindow and KnockOn lets you unlock the screen just by poking or knocking the display twice.

LG G Pad 8.3 Specifications and Features
8.3-inch WUXGA display with 1920x1200 resolution at 273ppi
1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor
16GB internal memory
5 megapixel camera
1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
4600mAh battery capacity
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS

LG says the G Pad 8.3 will be released in Q4, which means as soon as October, globally in North America, Europe, Asia, and other regions as well. Pricing will be announced closer to roll out dates, though we expect at least a ballpark figure on IFA 2013 in Berlin . The G Pad 8.3 will come in black and white.

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