LG haven’t had much luck in the tablet market and their last tablet attempt came more than a year ago. So it’s about time that they came back with a new device, especially now that smartphones like the Google Nexus 4 and LG G2 are making waves for them.
LG obviously agrees that the time is right to unleash a new tablet on the world as the company has recently released a YouTube teaser for the LG G Pad 8.3. Check it out below.
As you can see, LG really seems to be trying to emphasise the size of their new tablet. At 8.3 inches it’s big enough to watch films on and work on but small and light enough to be portable and be comfortable to use, or that’s the idea anyway.
Beyond emphasising that the LG G Pad will be slim and light the video doesn’t say much about it- in fact it doesn’t even show the tablet. However it does mention that the screen will be full HD and that the LG G Pad will be able to connect to other smart devices, which suggests that Bluetooth is likely to be included.
Elsewhere there are a number of rumours about the LG G Pad 8.3. First up a supposed image of the device is circulating courtesy of the South Korean site Move Player. In terms of specs, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that ‘a person familiar with the matter’ told them the LG G Pad 8.3 will have a 1.7 GHz processor and a 5 megapixel camera.
Meanwhile CNET is reporting that it will have 2GB of RAM and TechKiddy claims that it will have a 1920 x 1200 resolution display, a Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and be available in both Wi-Fi and 4G varieties (though it’s unclear whether both versions will arrive in the UK).
Putting all that together we’re looking at a tablet with an 8.3 inch 1920 x 1200 screen, a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera and potentially 4G, all of which makes for pretty solid specs, but not a device that’s likely to worry the likes of the new Nexus 7 or the iPad Mini too much.
TechKiddy also claims that the LG G Pad 8.3 will be unveiled during IFA 2013 at the beginning of September so it should be on its way soon.
By Kevin Thomas on 28th August, 2013