For two years, LG has seemingly abandoned the booming Android tablet market, after the 8.9-inch Optimus Pad disappointed critics and failed to attract customers.
But it looks that LG has been plotting a comeback. The first clue was a trademark filing that included the term “G Pad”, among a few others, suggesting that the Korean manufacturer was working behind the scenes on a new tablet.
Now according to the Greek site TechBlog, the G Pad is not only real, but it’s coming our way in just a few weeks. Citing sources with knowledge of the device, TechBlog claims that the G Pad features an 8.3-inch display of 1920 × 1200 resolution, which translates to an approximate pixel density of 273 ppi. An unspecified quad-core processor (probably a Snapdragon 600 or 800) and 2GB of RAM will power the device.
In terms of design, the G Pad is reportedly going to feature an aluminum back, and, despite the size of its display, it will be narrow and thin enough to fit in a pocket. LG’s new Android tablet won’t feature a stylus, nor will it have voice calling functionality, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has.
LG is supposed to unveil the G Pad at IFA, in the first week of September. While this report is pretty sketchy, we’ve heard some gossip about an LG tablet coming at the Berlin show ourselves so we tend to believe it. We’ll keep you posted.