LG launches a relatively high-end tablet competing with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, but also with the Apple iPad Mini.
In the days before the IFA, LG announced this morning the G Pad 8.3, an Android tablet playing in the same division. The LG G Pad 8.3 features, as its name indicates, a 8.3 inch screen, probably LCD (rather OLED), displaying a higher resolution to Full HD: a WUXGA resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, a resolution of 273 dots per inch (dpi).
It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip including a quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. It also has front and back sensors of 1.3 and 5 million pixels respectively, each of which lacks a flash. Note the presence of two speakers at the back of the unit allowing you to enjoy stereo sound in a horizontal position.
Unlike the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, G Pad 8.3 is not available with cellular connectivity (3G or 4G) and does not offer its own telephony functions. But it has a QPair function to make calls, send and receive SMS and synchronize notes through an Android (not necessarily LG) smartphone. The QSlide functions and Slide Aside provide for their multitasking function.
The LG G Pad 8.3 is based on Android 4.2.2 finally (not 4.3) and measures 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm and 338g with its generous 4600 mAh battery. Its retail price and sale date have not yet been revealed.