LG G Pad tablet to launch at IFA with 8.3in better-than-full HD display?

LG G Pad tablet to launch at IFA with 8.3in better-than-full HD display?LG's done a pretty good job with the G2, it's fair to say, and now it's reportedly ready to have another go at the tablet market with what we're told will be called the LG G Pad.

Greek site Techblog is suggesting LG's tablet rebound will be an interesting proposition too, forgoing the standard 7in/10in screen size models for something right in the middle at 8.3in.

It says something for how quiet LG has been on the tablet front that its last major slate release was the 3D-loving Optimus Pad (pictured above). Or to put it another way, 3D was in fashion the last time LG made a tablet.

Jokes aside, though, the Optimus Pad came along in early 2011, and even leaving 3D out of the argument was destined to struggle, since just about every Android tablet did back in those days.

But things have moved on since then, and the G Pad will be a different prospect altogether if Techblog has got its facts straight.

That 8.3in display will come with a new Nexus 7-matching 1920 x 1200 resolution, and chances are it won't be a much larger device overall since it'll reportedly have a minimal side bezel, plus will be extremely thin and lightweight – which is never bad to hear when looking at larger tablets.

The processor is said to be a quad-core chip, though we're not given any more details, and it'll be supported by 2GB of RAM.

That's all we've got to go on so far, and aside from information on such staples as cameras and battery life, we'd also be interested to hear if LG has a specific “hook” it'll be pushing in promoting the G Pad.

We are told that stylus support such as with the Samsung Galaxy Note tablets and Sony Tablet S and is “unlikely”, but that a cellular version of the G Pad will be call-enabled. Maybe it'll come with a mini-handset add-on so you can avoid looking like a total idiot making calls on a device with an 8in-plus screen?

We'll hopefully know the answer soon, as like pretty much every new bit of kit we're hearing about right now, the LG G Pad is being tipped to launch at IFA 2013 in Berlin early next month.

Via Phone Arena

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