Ahead of this week’s IFA tradeshow in Germany, LG is the first company to announce its first device for the crucial holiday shopping season in the LG G Pad 8.3. The G Pad 8.3 is being claimed by LG to be the first 8-inch Android tablet to feature a WUXGA resolution touch display, otherwise known as 1920×1200 resolution.
Outside of the display resolution, which made its debut on the 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet, the G Pad 8.3 also features the following specifications:
- Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
- Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
- Memory: 16GB eMMC
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
- Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
- Battery: 4,600mAh
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 338g
- Colors: Black / White
The tablet also features the following modifications to LG’s user experience overlay to take the larger display and resolution into account:
1. Slide Aside enables seamless multitasking by simply “sliding” currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe
2. QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window with no interruption, especially convenient on a large screen
3. KnockON turns the device on and off by tapping the display twice.
The tablet is scheduled to be released in the 4th quarter of the year across the US, Europe and Asia, with pricing to be determined closer to the launch dates for each region.