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LG G Pad is a ‘Retina’ 8-inch Android tablet, to get unveiled in September

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LG G Pad is a ‘Retina’ 8-inch Android tablet, to get unveiled in September
LG might be making a comeback in the world of Android tablets with the LG G Pad, a new 8.3-inch tablet with an extremely sharp display and powerful silicon. The LG G Pad is said to be much like a Nexus 7, but in a larger body and with a slightly larger display.

Resolution on the 8.3" display is at the same 1920 x 1200 pixels, the processor is a quad-core one of unspecified kind and there is 2GB of RAM.

Sources that have allegedly seen the device confirm it is extremely thin and lightweight, and also featuring a minimal side bezel. Actually, it’s so compact that it easily slips into back pockets.

The G Pad is not likely to include a pen like the Samsung Galaxy Note series do, but it will support cellular connectivity and a call-enabled SIM card.

We have already seen the codename G Pad leak along with G Watch, G Glass, G Band and G Hub, so there is mounting evidence the device is indeed real. Good news is the LG G Pad is coming soon - the device should get officially announced in September at IFA 2013 Berlin, so stay tuned.

source: TechBlog

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posted on 14 Aug 2013, 05:43 9

1. jromy (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)

Might be the one! The perfect 8 incher I've been waiting for! Had the Galaxy Note 8.0 had better resolution or the nexus 7 a sd card slot, but let's see and hope for the best :)

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 05:54 2

2. Arman (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)

i've used my friend's note 8 the other day for about 1 hour.. its a good overall tablet.. but it's hardware is really old.. there is lag everywhere (for example when you multitask or choosing pen in S Note app) . despite its high quality display and minimume gap between glass and panel ,the PPI is really annoying ..

note 8 would be perfect if it was 2011 .. in 2012 and now 2013 the industry standard is 220+ PPI for tablets.. hope this one turns out good.

Good LUCK to LG

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 06:19

18. chriscarlton10k (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)

A "Best Buy" for tablets for 2013 include the September release of the Pipo M7 Pro ($255) -- with one of the first sites this new model is available through is TabletSprint - The Pipo M7 Pro is made by Pipo Electronics and packs in a solid device with a competitive price and compares to the Nexus 7 - while offering a larger 8.9 inch 1900X1200 PLS display (Samsung PLS technology), along with a Quad-Core processor - 1.6 GHz / 2GB Ram - 16GB memory; and built-in GPS, Bluetooth, MicroSD memory, premium speakers, a 6300 mAh battery, Dual WiFi (2.4/5.0 GHz), quality Dual Cameras, and an option to use standard Android 4.2.2 O/S or a user friendly Windows
style interface; also available is a 3G HSPA+ edition for slightly more that provides internet access through Wireless Carriers -- TabletSprint also includes $25 in Bonus Apps.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:13 9

3. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

wow lg has been on a roll since the optimus g. good job

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 07:19 1

5. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

All iphone and ipad displays are made by lg

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 07:29 3

7. pslee (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

not all. some are from japan display and one another japanese manufacturer.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 07:04 9

4. procopiojose (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

can we stop calling screens with high pixel density screen as retina?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 07:55 9

8. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

At least it's more appropriate when referring to LG displays. Yeah, Apple named it Retina, but LG made the screen.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 08:23 3

10. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

From what I have read 1920X1200 is better than Retina. I totally agree though with using that word. As much as I don't like all the "patent" issues. Retina is just a marketing term used by Apple. Let them have it.

Let's keep them seperate, you can argue the author is trying to say Apple's display is on par with the highest resolution displays out there.

Apple was smart to use "retina" because you never hear the numbers involved. The average person can hear a screen is 4k, but they will think their Apple screen is just as good because you never hear the specs of it.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 07:28 3

6. pslee (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

might pick this up if the price is right and if they bring this to the US. contemplating to get G2 after selling my note 2. LG is definitely picking it up.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 08:10 1

9. BraggingBob (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 May 2013)

Looks like the i brand is turning into the new G.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 08:56

11. guyguya (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

I'll have to see all the specs first, but I think this is the one I've been waiting for!

For my main usage (web browsing and e-reader) I prefer an 8" Android tablet with a high resolution screen.

I truly wish Google had a 8" version of the Nexus, cause if they did, I would have bought one without a second thought.

I was even considering buying a Mini iPad, because of it's perfect size & built quality, this despite my BIG dislike of Apple's closed iOS, but eventually I didn't due to the low screen resolution, so I am waiting to see the specs of the next Mini iPad.
As for Samsung's 8" options are not an option for me, because of the relative mediocre resolution and because I'm not happy with Samsung's overall sound quality (sadly, I think they neglect this aspect throughout their devices range and it's a shame)

So, on paper, LG's future 8" slate seems to tick all the right boxes for me. I'll wait for it to come out along with the new Mini iPad and it'll probably be between these 2!

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 11:04

12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

The fact that you can fit an 8" tablet in your back pocket doesn't mean you should. Forget it's in there, take a seat, & there goes $400.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 15:42

13. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Sounds like LG could have the best tablet pound-for-pound in their hands here if they execute this right. Fingers crossed.
I like my Nexus 7, but I can see where some people say the sweet spot for smaller tablets is around the 8" mark.

Also, "...but it will support cellular connectivity and a call-enabled SIM card."? A new device category; the tablone?! :-/

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 20:28

14. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

i like the G spot better!...

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 21:24

15. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Nexus 5 and the Nexus 8 from LG. While Moto does the Nexus 4 2013 and either Samsung or Asus does the Nexus 10 2013.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:31

16. cyberprincess26 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)

How's the camera? Please make it equally good, please! Also, add some flash to it too. Then I'll never think twice to buy it. I'm dead on buying a tablet, please make G pad good at every angle! :)

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:32

17. cyberprincess26 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)

Is 8.3 a good size? or more like 8.9?

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