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LG Teases New G Pad 8.3 – Asks “What Would Make a Tablet Just Right?”

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LG posted a teaser to YouTube this morning, confirming that it has a new tablet in the works called the G Pad 8.3. The video asks “What would make a tablet just right for you?” which seems to be a similar approach to what LG took with the G2. LG seems to be all about you these days. 

In the video, LG asks random people on the streets about their ideas for the perfect tablet. Talk of an incredibly slim device, with a big full HD display, that’s ultra powerful yet incredibly portable is the theme. You’ll also catch mentions a great viewing angles, a tablet that lets you watch TV or control your TV, and can be taken anywhere.

With the name including the number 8.3, I’d assume that refers to the size. Other rumors suggest it’ll weigh in at a resolution of 1920×1200. The tablet may also be powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor.

We may very well see the new G Pad 8.3 in a couple of weeks in Berlin at IFA 2013. LG’s last attempt at a tablet didn’t go over so well, but with their rebirth on Android over the last couple of years, this should at least have some of your attention.


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  • Bruce

    Just heard from a friend of mine working for LG Korea that his team is working on a secrete project called “G Spot”

  • Trey Mitchell

    how about stupid long battery life and a real usb host port……

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  • Twofourturbo

    I’m pretty sure that video described everything I love about my Galaxy Note 2

  • CasperTFG

    “What would make a tablet just right?” Telephony.

  • nobody72

    Sadly no one mention extremely long battery life. Would love an 8inch tablet that had 12+ hours….

  • Tyler Durden

    8.3 is perfect. Goodbye Nexus 7.

  • Tim242

    What would make a tablet just right? One that is not made by Apple or LG.

    • Tyler Durden

      Idk the G2 is sexy

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  • dragonthc

    And let’s ask a bunch of people on the street who’ve never used a tablet before.

    Here’s my list:
    Super AMOLED display with over 430ppi.
    12 hours battery while running a benchmark.
    dongle to plug in a standard usb device.
    Miracast certification
    DLNA/DIAL certification
    non-glossy screen protector pre-installed.
    oleophobic back panel.
    stereo speakers on the front landscape.
    snapdragon 800.
    AC wireless radio.
    cordless charging.
    Bluetooth 4.0 standards

    • Tyler Durden

      Don’t need more than 300 PPI

    • Butters619

      As long as a display is full HD (can play 1080p content natively) and has a PPI of over 300, you don’t need to keep going higher. Very little gain but a significant cost in battery life.

    • Ryan

      They are your typical consumers… not us.

    • steve james

      Nice list. I think they could actually deliver on all of that except the battery life. I don’t really want Amoled though. My Galaxy Nexus has significant burn in. Until that is fixed it is a flawed tech imho.

  • john

    What makes a tablet or a phone for that matter just right? well, the ability to actually see your phone screen outside. Amazingly enough, no one has even tried to do this. I live in Florida and when I take my phone out I have to tilt or even try to find shadings to even see my screen. It’ll be nice for something to come along where you can switch to outside mode or indoor mode, or even be automatic where the phone detects glare resistance and switches to outside or inside mode.

    • Mike Aurin

      I use my S4 outside all the time. I live in Orlando. The screen adjusts in about 7 seconds and is perfectly visible without me having to find shade or tilt it at a specific angle.

      Typed outside, in the Florida sun, on my S4, not sitting under a tree.

      • john

        I wish I had the GS4, I have the GS3. No insurance so I can’t do the Jump thing from t-mobile. I’ll just have to wait. But it’ll be nice to have that kind of feature on all phones.

        • trwb

          Anti-glare screen protector maybe? I get what you are saying though. My GS3 is impossible to see outside in the sun.

    • Butters619

      One X and One work great outside. Super bright LCD displays. Be weary though, LCDs at full brightness rocket through battery.

  • MichaelFranz

    i want an 8 inch or so tablet. just not LG or Samsung based. I want a 8 inch nexus. Going to settle for the new 7 eventually though

  • Butters619

    Not sure I like the “El Gee Gee” branding for everything. Seems they could have come up with something a little better. Also 3 fonts in a single product logo is a bit much.

    • bitch_please

      Agree. That name looks ridiculous. But I hope the devices will be better than names. Who liked Galaxy S in the beginning?

    • HeatherT3

      One other Android tablet with impressive features to launch this month is the Pipo M7 Pro($255) which for about the same price as the new Nexus 7, offers a larger 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 some nice features that compares to the new LG – G — and includes premium speakers, WiFi with both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz frequencies for greater connection, and a choice of using standard Android O/S or a Windows style User Interface that makes the Android experience much more intuitive and easier to use — a 3G HSPA+ edition is also available for $30 more…

      Also to launch next week is the Novo 7 EOS($189) — with both Internet data access and Voice Calling function through any GSM Wireless carrier, including T-Mobile and AT&T– with a built in SIM card slot that provides 3G HSPA+ connection and an Android phone SIM card maybe used interchangeably with both phone and tablet. The Novo 7 EOS is made by Ainol Electronics, which won runner-up for Best-Tablet-of-the-Year at CES 2012– and features a 7-inch HD screen (1280×800), along with 16GB Memory, Bluetooth wireless connection to headsets and printers, a 2 Megapixel webcam & 5 Megapixel rear camera, HDMI, Google Play and a 4400 mAh battery. The Novo 7 EOS may not offer 4G speeds but overall is sufficient for most needs and doesn’t cost $350-$500, which is the average price for a 4G-enabled tablet.

      One source to offer these new Android models is –Tab l e t S p r i n t– which has complete specs of these new devices.

  • bkosh84

    Apparently random sizes make things right in LG’s mind…

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