8.3-inch G Pad tablet to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and Full HD display, new report says

by: Chris SmithAugust 17, 2013

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Only a few days after seeing the first alleged details about the LG G Pad tablet hit the web, a new report seems to confirm what was previously said about the device.

The Korea Herald is the publication that comes forward with G Pad information from unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

Apparently, LG plans to start G Pad production next month, with a 500 prototype trial run. After that, the company is expected to make between 100,000 and 200,000 units per month, depending on demand for the tablet.

The G Pad is expected to be unveiled in a few weeks at the IFA 2013 trade show, although LG is yet to send out invites for any IFA press events.

The tablet is said to sport an 8.3-inch display – a rather unusual size choice considering what we’ve seen so far when it comes to tablet sizes – with full HD resolution (1920 x 1200), a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.

A few days ago, a Greek website first mentioned the device, alongside with hardware details, including the same ones revealed by the Korean newspaper.

Considering the rumored size of the G Pad, we would expect it to compete against the Nexus 7, iPad mini, the Kindle Fire HD and the Galaxy Note 8.0, to name just a few of the existing tablets out there. But we have no idea how the device will be priced yet.

Anyone excited about an LG G Pad tablet?

  • Jimbo

    Yay! Prefer 8inch over 7inch. Hopefully the price is reasonable but LG seems pretty good on that front so far.

    • vaghoust

      don’t yay now till you see the price,I think amazon will bring deal breaking tablets this year

    • Jillxz

      I prefer an 8 inch screen too. Will never buy a 7in tablet no matter how cheap it sells. I had rather pay more and get a larger screen. Hope this one is good.

  • MasterMuffin

    I wonder if they’ll put the buttons on the back :D That should be interesting!

    • YoungHermit

      Or on the bezels!

      We meet again, MasterMuffin!

      • MasterMuffin

        Buttons on bezels is not a new thing :D

        • YoungHermit

          It’s not? I’ve never seen a tablet with buttons on its bezels O_o

          • MasterMuffin

            I didn’t say what buttons, home, menu and back buttons :PP

          • YoungHermit

            You’re right, but I was talking about buttons on the side bezels :P

          • MasterMuffin

            I know xP

  • Airoid23

    Glad I didn’t go for Nexus 7 2013. My old Nexus 7 still doing great. I always want a 8″ tablet, maybe this is a perfect 8″ tab that I’m looking for. There are also MemMo pad 8 and HP slate pro 8 that will be out soon.

    • donovanwhitely

      Also to launch this week is the Icoo 8 HD ($185) with an HD 1280×800 screen — up to now, 8-inch tablets have been sporting a low resolution 1024 x 768 display — It offers an RK3188-A9/ Mali-400 Quad Core processor, more than sufficient for most tablet needs; and also offers a microSD storage and one of the largest battery capacities (5500 mAh) — and also matches most other features of the new Nexus 7.

      More in fo at –T ab l e t S p r i nt–

      • impulse101

        Wow, what a crappy sound pos Icoopoo

  • src

    be great if it would connect to the smart lg tvs. like sony is doing with bravia amd xperia

    • Blm

      It would be great if they could all connect to all!

  • Charles Chambers

    Agreed. I prefer 8 inch. Hopefully the price is right. ;-) and I hope this thing is sleek and svelte.

  • john

    People were staring at me for using Nexus 7 as a phone.
    I wonder how they would react to me using an 8Incher as a phone.

  • Ruz

    Why not a 10″ tablet? I would rather use my phone instead of tiny tablet

    • impulse101

      You are weird

      • Jillxz

        He’s not weird. You are

      • Ruz

        pl mention the reason and dont use ur head

    • Jillxz

      And me too. It’s just plain weird to have a tablet with calling ability. Just plain silly.

  • rdeleonp

    Nexus 8 template? I hope…

  • Joshua Hill

    I wonder what sort of customisation LG will do to the OS on a tablet? I hope they leave it close to stock .

  • Bone

    I like the size. 10″ is more real estate but 8″ is the best comfort/size ratio, big enough and small enough for enjoyment and portability.

    • Jillxz

      I prefer both. A 10 inch and the 8 inch.

      • Cory

        I can give you what you need Jill.

  • Paul Kercal

    One of my favourite tablets was (and still is) the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 so no issues with the screen size whatsoever.

    That said: what does it bring to the table? At the moment (I’m a tablet artist so admittedly have an unusual use-case) I can (and do) draw on a Surface Pro with Wacom esque pen, on an iPad with the rich range of apps, a Samsung Note of varying sizes and lovely SPen, on a Sony Vaio Duo with the pen and satisfying keyboard slider etc. What would this bring to the table?

    Also – any tablet that doesn’t come with a stylus option = automatically no sale for me.

  • Mikestroh

    It’s between this one and the HP SLATE 8 Pro which will also be premiered at IFA. May the best built, most reasonably priced, best performing FHD 8″ tablet win. Competition is good and Samsung needs to also get off their lazy asses and present a competitive FHD 8″ tablet as well with a reasonable price tag.

  • D3Seeker

    This sounds awesome!!!! Can’t wait

  • aniym

    I have a Nexus 4 with a nearly 5 inch screen. 8 inches seems like the perfect size for it to be comfortably held one handed but still be considerably larger than a phone.

  • Lenn Liggins

    I’ve been read Snapdragon 600 for weeks, when did it change?