On Sunday, LG unveiled more details about is new tablet of 8.3-inches that it plans to show at the IFA trade show this week in Berlin, Germany.
The LG G Pad is the first tablet that is 8 inches to offer a display that is Full HD, said company officials. The display is 1,920 x 1,200 with per inch pixels of 273. There is also a rear facing 5-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel device to have video chats.
The G Pad is run by a quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, with a 4.2.2 Android Jelly Bean. RAM is 2GB, while storage is 16GB and the battery is 4,600 Ah.
The company CEO and president said its G Pad builds upon the recent release of its G2 smartphone, further strengthening its premium lineup of innovative devices.
The CEO continued by adding that the new G Pad was just one more example of LG delivering electronic devices that have unique selling points that are appreciated by consumers across the globe.
The Qpair app allows for messages and calls received by a smartphone to appear on the new LF Pad and users may also reply. That feature will work with smartphones that are not LG, though it is recommended that a Jelly Bean based device is used, said LG representatives.
The QMemo app in a similar fashion will sync notes between different devices. QSlide, for multi-tasking will allow up to three different apps to run at one time.
The feature KnockON turns the gadget on or off when the display is tapped twice by the user.
The sleek and slim form factor was touted by LG that is easily held in a single hand despite its frame of 8.3 inches. Its weight is only 338 or about three quarters of a pound, even though it holds a strong 4600Ah battery.
It will be available in white or black and be in Asia, Europe and North America during the fourth quarter, but pricing was not disclosed.