So it's been a while since LG made a tablet. They aren't the only ones that have been skittish in a market dominated by the iPad and the low-margin Kindle Fire (I don't see Motorola or HTC rushing to make anything new). But as an in-country rival to Samsung, LG's absence has been felt more than others. It looks like the company intends to make a return with the G Pad 8.3, a sequel to the original Optimus Pad.

The teaser video shows a bunch of real people who are not actors describing what's wrong with current tablets and what their perfect tablet would look like. Their descriptions could apply to pretty much anything that isn't an iPad (including the Nexus 7 and, let's face it, every smartphone with a screen five inches or larger), but the selected quips give us a few hints at what the new G Pad will feature. The screen will obviously be 8.3 inches, something that should be a crowd-pleaser, if our informal poll is anything to go by. The teaser also heavily implies that the resolution will be Full HD (1080p).

Aside from a brief mention of a smart TV function, which seems like a no-brainer considering LG's TV business, there's not a lot else to go on. It will be interesting to see if LG shoots for the stars with high-powered hardware like the new G2 smartphone, or takes a more cost-effective approach, a la Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 series. There's no indication of when more details are coming, but I'd be very surprised if LG doesn't show off its new toy at IFA in early September.

Source: YouTube

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • live2ski

    I still use the G Slate (8 in) which I find the size just right, especially with phones being 5-6". 7" is too small and 10" too big.

    • darkNiGHTS

      I agree 7 inches is too small, I feel the sweet spot is 8"-9", the Nook HD and the Kindle Fire are awesome.

      • Jeremiah Rice

        Ditto. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is still my favorite tablet hardware design.

  • L3k0

    7 in too small... i disagree, for me that the sweet spot, easy to carry around (outside) big enough screen. I think 8 in is not meant to be carry around size but the only think i've tried on that size is the Ipad... Nexus 7 FHD is the winner in my book(i dont owned one yet).

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  • dustinwent

    Another 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 -- with 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 AT&T and T-Mobile-- 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 (1280x800), 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 LTE 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 of the first sources to offer these new Android models is--T ab l e t S p r in t-- which which has complete specs of these new devices--

    • TylerChappell

      And no one will give a damn about either of those two tablets because no one wants to buy a "Pipo" tablet or "Novo" by Ainol Electronics.

  • huyp

    That 1.3 inches is just enough to make tablet much better for viewing stuff, especially browsing, that is my number one tablet activity. 8.9 I'm not sure of, but it might border cumbersome, depending on weight and such. 10 inches is too much, except for rich people to scatter them around the crib to play around with. Now if LG somehow makes the tablet nice to use with small bezel, then it's a winner product. Voice calling and microSD are very welcome as well. Only thing that is missing is Wacom digitizer, but it's more of novelty at this point, perhaps.

  • jason biggs

    I wunder if this table will be too much expensive then nejus 7. I work as horse massager and no good money love.