LG G Pad to launch by the end of September, report says

by: Chris SmithAugust 25, 2013

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LG’s rumored G Pad tablet is said to be unveiled this September at IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany, and to launch in the weeks after the event, at least in some markets.

A Korean report says that according to officials familiar with the matter, an LTE version of the LG G Pad will be launched by Verizon in the USA (a release date is not given though) and that a Wi-Fi-only version will be available in South Korea, where mobile operators are apparently not interested in a cellular version of the tablet yet. Details about other countries are not available at this point.

The tablet is expected to pack an 8.3-inch IPS display with WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor instead of the previously rumored Snapdragon 800 CPU.

LG isn’t new to making tablets, although the Android mobile device maker is yet to come out with a successful model. LG has already confirmed that it’s working on tablets again, with the Bluetooth SIG and FCC also confirming that such a device is in the works.

  • sbeckham2

    The Pipo M7 Pro ($255) is another new tablet worth reviewing which for roughly the same price as the new Nexus 7, features an 8.9 inch display with 1900X1200 screen resolution that uses advanced Samsung PLS technology, along with a Quad core processor, and built in GPS navigation… and is packed with features that compare to the new Nexus– with premium speakers, Dual 2.4 and 5.0 GHz WiFi for greater connection, and a choice of using standard Android O/S or a Windows style User Interface that makes the Android experience more intuitive and easier to use.

    A 3G HSPA+ is available for $25 more and works with any GSM Carrier for Internet access and an Android phone SIM card maybe used interchangeably with both phone and tablet.

    T ab l e t S p r i n t–- is one of the first sources to offer this new tablet model

    • Joshua Hill

      It’s got a Mali 400 GPU (over 2 years old now). It’s going to struggle with games at 1200p.

  • Phillip Speiser

    I will never buy another LG tablet. I own the Gslate and while the hardware is very good they only upgraded the software once from 3 to 3.2. Every other manufacturer at least went to 4.0. I will wait for the new Asus or Nexus 10