LG makes G Pad 8.3 official ahead of Q4 release
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LG today announced the launch of their new G Pad 8.3, claiming it as the first 8" tablet to feature a full-HD display. The company had released a teaser video for the device a few days ago, and they've now made it official ahead of an IFA launch later this week.
With a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels on its WUXGA display, the G Pad 8.3 definitely offers more screen real estate than other tablets its size. LG has also managed to fit it with a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 4600mAh battery, all while keeping the weight under 340g. In addition, the tablet comes with LG's QPair and QMemo apps, which function similarly to Apple's iMessage/iCloud service in syncing phone calls, messages and memos between a compatible smartphone and the tablet.
With the next version of the iPad Mini coming soon along with the possibility of a Retina display, LG appears to have beaten Apple to the punch in providing a full-HD 8" tablet. Unfortunately, the company has yet to announce any sort of pricing for their new device, and all we know is that it will be rolling out to various regions in Q4 of this year.