LG G Pad Triple: Different CPU; Same GF2 Display as Next iPad; New Teaser Video

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    We have an LG G Pad Triple-header for you guys today. First, the upcoming flagship tablet from LG now has a new teaser video which you can see above. The video is the first official proof from LG about the new 8.3-inch tablet. The video doesn't show off too many specs, but we have a couple of more sources of intel regarding the device which might flesh that out a bit. It looks like the LG G Pad will not have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 after-all. Instead it will likely sport the more modest Snapdragon 600. While this is a bit of a downgrade, the other rumor we have to share is that they are focusing quite a bit more on making the display more impressive.

    Supposedly LG will be endowing the G Pad with a special film-based touch panel technology dubbed GF2. Here's a quote with a description of the technology,

    According to this same report, this new GF2 technology will also be in the next generation iPad, and was used in the iPad mini. The display on the LG G Pad will support a resolution of 1920 x 1200. The tablet will also be coming with WiFi and LTE variants available. How well do you think LG will be able to do in the fairly crowded tablet market?

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    Judging by the screen size that LG has chosen, 8.3-inches, I'm going to hazard a guess and say that it was the largest size LG could manage without it being uncomfortable or unable to fit into your pocket. I myself have always preferred a slightly larger tablet than 7 inches; 8.9 inches has long been quite possibly the perfect size for a tablet. An 8.3-inch screen sounds comfortable and roomy to me. Big thumbs up to LG for choosing that screen size.
     
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    Key specifications of LG GPad 8.3
    • The tablet will come with 8.3 inch display
    • Display resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels
    • Display density is 273 ppi
    • Physical dimensions of the device are 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3 mm
    • It weighs 338 grams
    • The device runs on 1.7 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
    • It will be paired with 2 GB RAM
    • The device will come loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system
    • It comes equipped with 5 megapixel rear camera
    • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
    • 4,600 mAh battery under the hood
    • Slide Aside customization
    • QSlide
    • Qpair
     
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    True Convergence Experience with QPair
    The LG G Pad 8.3 meets the demanding requirements of the convergence age by improving connectivity between multiple devices. With the unique QPair app, every call and message received on a smartphone will appear on the G Pad for a true convergence experience. Users can then send simple replies through the LG G Pad 8.3. QPair also allows the G Pad to easily connect to other manufacturers’ smartphone and tablets (Jelly Bean OS recommended). Notes created on the G Pad’s QMemo can be seamlessly saved into users’ smartphones and shared from either device.
    User Experience Maximized for a Tablet
    The LG G Pad 8.3 offers practical features that provide real-life benefits, such as enhanced multitasking. Thanks to its 8.3-inch Full HD Display, user experience (UX) features unique to the LG G Pad 8.3 are maximized for the large screen:
    - Slide Aside enables seamless multitasking by simply “sliding” currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe
    - QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window with no interruption, especially convenient on a large screen
    - KnockON turns the device on and off by tapping the display twice
    The LG G Pad 8.3 will be rolled out globally in key markets including North America, Europe and Asia as well as other regions starting in the fourth quarter of 2013. Prices will be announced at launch time.
     
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    And, yes. This LG blows its direct competitor, the iPad Mini clear out of the water with more than twice the pixel density (273 on the LG vs 132 on the iPad Mini).
     
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    Apparently, the tablet’s 8.3 size was not a simple technical decision for the company. LG investigated and studied in-depth the average hand size in Korea and came up with a tablet offering that provides the biggest possible screen size for what it sees as a maximum width (127.29mm) for a single-hand device. The bezel on the side of the screen is 7.2 mm and is as thin as LG could make it. The thickness of the new LG G Pad is 8.3mm.
    Both the iPad Mini and the LG G Pad 8.3 is easy to hold in one hand, according to Vlad Savov who reviewed the tablet for The Verge. The writer also noted that the HD display on LG’s G Pad is much easier on the eyes than the lower-res screen on the mini.
     

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