While tech enthusiasts around the world eagerly await Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) second-generation iPad mini with retina display, LG (KRX:066570), on Sunday, announced the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, the latest addition to its G series lineup of mobile devices.
According to the Korean consumer electronics giant, the new G Pad, which is set to be launched this week at the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, is the first among 8-inch tablets to sport a full HD display. The latest tablet builds on the recent launch of the LG G2 smartphone.
LG has claimed that, despite its slim form factor, the G Pad squeezes in a powerful 4600mAh battery, which is capable of delivering long-lasting usage time. Powered by a quad-core processor, the LG G Pad 8.3 has a dimension of 216.8mm x 126.5mm x 8.3mm and weighs 338 grams, or about 12 ounces.
The G Pad 8.3 comes with an in-built app called QPair, which allows every call and message received on a paired Android Jelly Bean-powered smartphone to appear on the G Pad. Users can then send simple replies through the tablet.
The G Pad, which will be available in black and white, will be rolled out globally in key markets including North America, Europe, Asia and other regions, starting in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company is expected to announce pricing details at its launch.
Here are some of the key specifications of the tablet:
- Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
- Display: 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array) display, 273 ppi
- Memory: 16GB
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
- Camera: Five megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera
- Battery: 4,600mAh
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 216.8x126.5x8.3mm
- Weight: 338g (11.92 ounces)