LG Optimus Pad LTE is world’s first tablet with 32GB microSD support

LG Optimus Pad LTE is world’s first tablet with 32GB microSD supportLG has a fair few “world’s firsts” under its belt. There’s the world’s first dual-core smartphone (LG Optimus 2X), world’s first autostereoscopic smartphone (LG Optimus 3D) and world’s first 3D tablet (LG Optimus Pad).

And why not throw in a fourth for good measure. Lucky Goldstar has lifted the lid on the LG Optimus Pad LTE, and it’s the world’s first tablet to support 32GB of microSD action.

Of course, the LTE extension means there’s little chance of us seeing the LG Optimus Pad LTE on these shores - not in that particular form, anyways. Though there’s always the chance we’ll get a special treat at Mobile World Congress.

Other LG Optimus Pad LTE specs include an 8.9in IPS True HD display with 1280x768 resolution, Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8MP/2MP camera combo, 6,800mAh battery and HDMI connectivity.

Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) will initially take charge, though we expect an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will follow in due course. Maybe.

"With tablets generating five times more traffic than the average smartphone, it's not a huge jump to assume that tablet users need and want faster connectivity," screamed Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile.

"The combination of LG's LTE technology with the tablet form factor is a clear advantage for consumers who use a tablet as their primary consumption device when on the move."

The LG Optimus Pad LTE will touch down in South Korea first, and we expect a Stateside release to follow. Are we bothered? Nah, not really.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 16:15

I don't understand (despite sufficient coffee intake)!!!???

How is it the first to support 32 GB microSDs?
What about all the others that take 32GB cards? What am I missing? Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 16:19

I second Jan's confusion...did you mean 64gb cards?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 16:21

Seriously!
The FIRST is that it's 4G/LTE, right?! It's a test, right?
What did I win?

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 16:22

No, matt - it's the "LTE" bit that is the FIRST!

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 16:22

No, matt - it's the "LTE" bit that is the FIRST!

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 16:23

Didn't the Jetstream have LTE? Tablets confuse me...

lcurdie / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 17:07

Yeah, I thought there were other tablets with 32GB microSD slots. That's the last time I listen to you, LG.

From the press release: "The Optimus Pad LTE is also the world's first tablet to support an SD memory card expandable to 32GB, recognizing the importance multimedia would play for owners of this device."

Time for coffee. We need a coffee emoticon, incidentally.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 17:12

The original Galaxy Tab (yeah the oversized Galaxy S one from 2010), could take up to 32gb MicroSD cards....that was pretty much the first non-iPad tablet.

I think LG might have been telling people lies :p.

We do need a coffee emoticon, too much gets said in the morning by all of us that in hindsight needed more coffee and less typing ;).

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 17:17

The Toshiba AT100 takes up to 32GB microSD and that funny format up to 128GB ... guess it's the world's first LG LTE tab with microsd?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 17:21

Nope, the Jetstream has LTE and 32gb MicroSD card support. Released months ago.
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/HTC-Jetstream_id5512

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 18, 2012 at 17:33

Well, LG is first one to lie about their products.
Keeping up with tradition - first at something (_;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 17:35

I can't believe LG thought no-one would find out, it literally took two mins of Googling to uncover the truth :p.

jmarcelino  Jan. 18, 2012 at 18:33

"True HD display with 1280x768 resolution"

Seems LG was also going for the world's greatest amount of lies with this one.

Wonder if it's even LTE at all, after this would not be surprised if it turns out to be just HSDPA.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 18:39

True HD 720p....was any of LG's press material not a lie :p.

It's probably a laptop, not a tablet :D.

pat-w  Jan. 18, 2012 at 18:59

My HTC Flyer has a 32gb micro sd card in it, what the hell is this story about?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 18, 2012 at 19:02

Pat, basically LG made up many lies about a totally average tablet to make it seem better than it really is.

pat-w  Jan. 18, 2012 at 20:47

Pat, basically LG made up many lies about a totally average tablet to make it seem better than it really is.
thanks, all seemed like a really bizarre "news story"

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