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Appeared on: Sunday, September 01, 2013
LG Aims At The Crowded Tablet Market With the G Pad 8.3

LG Electronics today announced the G Pad 8.3, which will debut at IFA 2013 next week.

The tablet boasts a Full HD 8-inch display and a wide range of connectivity features. Set to officially debut next week at the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, the LG G Pad 8.3 builds on the recent launch of the LG G2 superphone.

Despite its large display, the LG G Pad 8.3 features a slim form factor that is comfortable enough to hold in one hand. It squeezes in a powerful 4600mAh battery for long-lasting usage time but is still as light as a newspaper at just 338g.

Incorporating a key attribute of other G Series devices including the G Pro and G2 smartphones, the LG G Pad 8.3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor with 1.7GHz Quad-Core CPU. With the QPair app, every call and message received on a smartphone will appear on the G Pad. Users can then send simple replies through the LG G Pad 8.3. QPair also allows the G Pad to easily connect to other manufacturers' smartphone and tablets (Jelly Bean OS recommended). Notes created on the G Pad's QMemo can be seamlessly saved into users? smartphones and shared from either device.

The device also offers practical features such as enhanced multitasking. Thanks to its 8.3-inch Full HD Display, user experience (UX) features are maximized for the large screen:

- Slide Aside enables seamless multitasking by simply "sliding" currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe
- QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window with no interruption
- KnockON turns the device on and off by tapping the display twice

The LG G Pad 8.3 will be rolled out globally in key markets including North America, Europe and Asia as well as other regions starting in the fourth quarter of 2013. LG did not announce pricing details



Key Specifications:

- Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
- Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
- Memory: 16GB eMMC
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
- Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
- Battery: 4,600mAh
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 338g
- Colors: Black / White


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