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LG G Pad 8.3 Release Date: LG G Pad 8.3 Pocket-Sized Tablet Set to Launch by Q4

By Julie S | Sep 01, 2013 09:09 PM EDT

LG Introduces The First Google Play Edition Tablet: G Pad 8.3
LG Introduces The First Google Play Edition Tablet: G Pad 8.3 (Photo : LG Newsroom)

LG Electronics had revealed more interesting details on its upcoming 8.3 inch tablet which is set to launch at this week’s IFA event in Berlin.

According to the Korean company, it is the first tablet in the 8-inch genre that features a full HD display. It also boasts of a 1920 x 1200 display with 273 ppi. It has a rear shutter of 5 megapixels and a front shutter of 1.3 megapixels that instantly allows video chatting.

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The 338g G Pad runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor of 1.7GHz. RAM is measured at 2GB while storage and battery are at 16GB and 4,600mAh respectively.

LG explains in its news release that creating the G Pad has resulted from the recent release of the G2 smartphone. As a way to complement the G series smartphones, the introduction of G Pad 8.3 adds more strength to the company’s premium lineup of high-end devices.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, LG Mobile’s president and CEO, added that the G Pad is just the company’s example of creating devices that have unique selling features meant to gain worldwide appreciation.

One impressive feature of the G Pad is the QPair app which enables calls and messages that are received on a smartphone to appear on the G Pad where users can directly respond to. Though the feature is also available on non-LG smartphones, it is recommended that the gadget should at least be Jelly Bean-based.

Another notable feature is the QMemo app which can sync notes between several devices. For those who needed to multi-task, the G Pad’s QSlide will allow them to use three apps all at once. Once an app is deemed unneeded, the user can slide it off to the side by just executing a three-finger swipe. Lastly, the device can be turned on and off by just tapping the display twice using its KnockON feature.

While pricing is yet to be announced, it is confirmed that the G Pad will be in either black or white and will be rolling out in Asia, Europe, North America, and elsewhere towards this year’s fourth quarter.

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