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LG G Pad 8.3 Officially Announced with HD Display and Snapdragon 600

September 1, 2013 - Written By William Bratz

LG has officially announced their highly rumored and strategically teased LG, G Pad 8.3, Pre-IFA. Boasting the first full HD screen on an 8-inch tablet (8.3 to be exact), with a resolution of 1920×1200 which works out of 273 PPI. This announcement, as I said above, comes Pre-IFA and is in no doubt intended to take the spotlight away from some of the devices to be featured there before they even get a chance to stand in it. A bold move, its effectiveness we’ll just have to wait and see. An announcement means nothing without specs to back it up, so without further adieu, the G Pad 8.3 will feature:

  • The first Full HD Screen in its Class at 1920×1200
  • A pixel Density of 273 PPI
  • A 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2GB of LPDDR2 RAM
  • 5 MP rear facing camera / 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Android 4.2.2
  • An amazingly MASSIVE 4,600 mAh

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The specs listed above are pretty substantial as far as tablets go, especially when compared to the few in the 8-inch class. The giant 4,600 mAh battery, to me is the most significant, no matter a tablets specs, if the battery doesn’t last, there is no point in having it. Also LG has packed in some interesting features including, QPair. Slide Aside, QSlide, and KnockON. Slide Aside, enables seamless multitasking by simply “sliding” currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe. QSlide allows a user to control up to three different apps in one window with no interruption, which is very convenient on a large screen. KnockON is an interesting feature that allows a user to turn the device on and off by simply tapping the display twice. QPair is an interesting app, that allows every call and message received on a smart phone appear on the G Pad for a true convergence experience. Users can then send simple replies through the LG G Pad 8.3. QPair also allows the G Pad to easily connect to other manufacturers’ smartphone and tablet. Personally I am excited for this tablet, these new features actually sound very useful and convenient for use on a tablet. Also its size seems about right to fit in between the 7-inch tablets which I find too small for most uses, and the 10-inch which I normally find too large for practical application. I cannot wait to see this tablet in all its glory when its presented at this years IFA, it has been rumored to be released immediately following the IFA event.

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LG TAKES ON GLOBAL TABLET MARKET WITH ‘LG G PAD 8.3’

New Tablet to Debut at IFA 2013, Worldwide Rollout to Follow

SEOUL, Sep. 1, 2013 â€” LG Electronics (LG) today announced the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, the latest addition to its G Series lineup of premium mobile devices. The all-new LG G Pad 8.3 boasts the first Full HD display on an 8-inch class tablet, a unique user-experience and wide range of connectivity features. Set to officially debut next week at the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, the LG G Pad 8.3 builds on the recent launch of the LG G2 superphone, reinforcing LG’s commitment to leadership in advanced mobile devices through its premium G Series products.

“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 Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our G Pad is just another example of LG delivering devices with the unique selling points consumers around the world will appreciate.”

Pocket-Sized Portability with Powerful Battery
Despite its large display, the LG G Pad 8.3 features a slim and sleek form factor that is comfortable enough to hold in one hand. Such compact portability is based on LG’s learning from consumers regarding the optimum size of a tablet. While maintaining its portability, the LG G Pad 8.3 squeezes in a powerful 4600mAh battery for long-lasting usage time but is still as light as a newspaper at just 338g.

First Full HD Display Tablet in 8-inch Class
Incorporating a key attribute of other premium G Series devices including the G Pro and G2 smartphones, the LG G Pad 8.3 is the first 8-inch class tablet to offer a Full HD display. The G Pad is equipped with a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array) display capable of delivering picture quality with even higher resolution than a standard Full HD display. In addition, the Qualcomm? Snapdragonâ„¢ 600 Processor with 1.7GHz Quad-Core CPU enhances the viewing experience with powerful performance as users will be able to enjoy Full HD content without any compromise.

True Convergence Experience with QPair
The LG G Pad 8.3 meets the demanding requirements of the convergence age by improving connectivity between multiple devices. With the unique QPair app, every call and message received on a smartphone will appear on the G Pad for a true convergence experience. Users can then send simple replies through the LG G Pad 8.3. QPair also allows the G Pad to easily connect to other manufacturers’ smartphone and tablets (Jelly Bean OS recommended). Notes created on the G Pad’s QMemo can be seamlessly saved into users’ smartphones and shared from either device.

User Experience Maximized for a Tablet
The LG G Pad 8.3 offers practical features that provide real-life benefits, such as enhanced multitasking. Thanks to its 8.3-inch Full HD Display, user experience (UX) fea-tures unique to the LG G Pad 8.3 are maximized for the large screen:

Slide Aside enables seamless multitasking by simply “sliding” currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe
QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window with no interruption, especially convenient on a large screen
KnockON turns the device on and off by tapping the display twice

The LG G Pad 8.3 will be rolled out globally in key markets including North America, Europe and Asia as well as other regions starting in the fourth quarter of 2013. Prices will be announced at launch time.
Key Specifications:
– Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm? Snapdragonâ„¢ 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
– Colors: Black / White