LG announced its LG G Pad 8.3 tablet just ahead of IFA 2013, promising a launch in Q4. It today kicked off sales in its home country of South Korea and will expand sales to more than 30 countries by the end of the year. Among these will be both Canada and the U.S.
One of the most interesting features of the LG G Pad 8.3 is QPair, an app that promises to improve connectivity between devices. For example, calls and messages received on a smartphone will also appear on the G Pad. Users will also be able send back basic replies. Best of all, it should work with most Android devices (Android 4.1 or higher is recommended).
Other bundled apps will include Slide Aside, a three-finger swipe to slide open apps to the side, QSlide to control up to thee different apps in a single window and KnockOn which allows the device to be turned on or off by tapping the display twice.
LG G Pad 8.3 specifications
- Processor: 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
- Operating system: Google Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Cellular connectivity: None
- Other connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920×1200/273PPI)
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal storage: 16GB
- External storage:
- Rear-facing camera: 5MP
- Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
- Battery: 4,600mAh
- Dimensions: 216.8 × 126.5 × 8.3 millimeters
- Weight: 338 grams
- Colors: Black, White
The LG G Pad 8.3 will sell for about ₩550,000 in South Korea. That should translate to a price around the CA$500 mark when it lands in North America.