Despite a lacklustre forecast for global tablet sales, LG has officially announced the launch of another tablet with G Pad (interesting choice of name).An 8.3 inch Android Jelly Bean powered tablet, G Pad will meet the unmet needs of the consumers or so the makers of the device feel. Infact, the leaked ad from LG took a head on approach by featuring consumers talking about the features the existing tablets lack.
While the device is expected to launch worldwide only in the 4th quarter of 2013, the technical specifications do pack a punch.
Technical Specifications of LG G Pad 8.3
- 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
In addition to promising better mobility & portability, G Pad is also betting big on some other key features.
Better HD Clarity
To LG’s credit, the G Pad is expected to deliver some power packed features in addition to better mobility and portability. With a 1900 x 1200 display at 273 pixels per inch, G Pad offers better HD clarity than its closest competitor iPad Mini with 1024×768 resolution at 163 pixels per inch
Convergence & Inter-Operability
G Pad also promises to fare better on a much needed feature- interoperability. Convergence/integration between different devices is expected to become important. The company has seemingly implemented a better integration with its software app QPair which will allow G Pad to seamlessly pair with other manufacturer’s smartphones
The G Pad is also expected to raise the bar on user experience with features such as QSlide (allowing you to control up to three different apps without any interruption) and KnockOn (allowing you to turn the device on/off with just two taps).
Despite great specifications and powerful features, the fate of G Pad will also depend a lot on the price tag. If the G Pad is priced too steep, it may not create enough interest despite its features.
Personally for me, if the device is priced close to iPad mini and if the G Pad really works in connecting with other devices I might consider buying one.
What are your thoughts on the LG G Pad 8.3? Would you consider buying it when it launches.