LG G Pad 8.3″ Full HD Plus (1920×1200) tablet should be announced at IFA Berlin
LG’s first foray into Android tablets back in 2011 was a flop.
Of course, back then, LG couldn’t make a decent Android phone either. And Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google’s first try at tablet optimized OS, wasn’t ready for primetime too.
Today – things are different.
After a few false starts, LG has finally figured out how to make very competitive Android devices, and sell them in respectable quantities. Tablets based on Google’s mobile OS have found their buyer as well, and are now even outselling Apple’s iPads. So LG feels ready to enter the tablet game again.
Called LG G Pad, the new slate is scheduled for early September IFA launch. It will come with 8.3” Full HD Plus 1920×1200 display, 2GB of RAM, quad-core CPU, and brushed aluminum back.
Image of the old T-Mobile G-Slate/LG Optimus Pad
Despite the largish 8.3” display, LG G Pad is a very thin, lightweight device with a really narrow bezel, and, according to people who handled it, will easily fit into your pocket.
Sounds good and it might be a hit, if LG prices the G Pad right.
Despite the high overall volumes, the only way Android tablets compete with iPad for now, is price. If LG manages to offer an entry level G Pad for $299 or less – it can make some waves. Anything above that, and it will be another tab we forgot by November.