Sunday, 1 September 2013

LG Reveals G Pad 8.3, Ready to Rival Nexus 7 and iPad Mini (Price Permitting)

Today, before IFA 2013 officially kicks off, LG have announced their G Pad 8.3, a new 8-inch tablet that boasts some pretty impressive specifications, but will bet its success on a price point.

The new slate has a beautiful design, and boasts the same software changes that LG's latest phones are subject to. On the back is a 5MP shooter, and a 1.3MP camera on the front. Inside, there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, which is similar to the Nexus 7's (2013) hardware, even though Google's newest tablet features a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

LG also says that this is the first 8-inch tablet that features a Full-HD 1080p display, and that also includes what they call WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array), which they claim gives an even higher resolution display than a standard Full-HD display.

The G Pad also includes an app called QPair - which should be compatible with any phone running Android Jelly Bean - which sends messages and notifications from your phone to your tablet.

Ultimately though, the success of this tablet will come from the price. With the Nexus 7, Google can afford to cut their price as their software makes them more money than their hardware. LG will have to tough it out against the new iPad Mini which should be updated soon, along with the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.