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

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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18 Comments

1. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 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 :)

2. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 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

18. chriscarlton10k

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 05, 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.

3. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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

5. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

All iphone and ipad displays are made by lg

7. pslee

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

4. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

10. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

6. pslee

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

9. BraggingBob

Posts: 25; Member since: May 17, 2013

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

11. guyguya

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 14, 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!

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

13. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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?! :-/

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i like the G spot better!...

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

16. cyberprincess26

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 21, 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! :)

17. cyberprincess26

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

Is 8.3 a good size? or more like 8.9?

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