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LG has made the G Pad 8.3, for which we saw a teaser video just a few days ago, official. The sequel to the original Optimus Pad (LG has since dropped the "Optimus" moniker from their flagship line) is evidently packing a 1200x1920 display, Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor at 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, Android 4.2, and a 4600mAh battery along with a 5MP rear camera and 1.3MP front shooter.

The tablet also carries some LG-specific features including QPair, which will shoot messages and notifications to the tablet from your phone, and QMemo.

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LG says the G Pad 8.3 is expected to roll out in North America, Europe, and Asia "as well as other regions" starting in Q4 2013, but is keeping quiet about pricing, which "will be announced at launch time."

We should see the 8.3 at IFA, where it will be officially introduced but until then, check out the full press release below.

LG TAKES ON GLOBAL TABLET MARKET WITH ‘LG G PAD 8.3’
New Tablet to Debut at IFA 2013, Worldwide Rollout to Follow

SEOUL, Sep. 1, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, the latest addition to its G Series lineup of premium mobile devices. The all-new LG G Pad 8.3 boasts the first Full HD display on an 8-inch class tablet, a unique user-experience and wide range of connectivity features. Set to officially debut next week at the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin, the LG G Pad 8.3 builds on the recent launch of the LG G2 superphone, reinforcing LG’s commitment to leadership in advanced mobile devices through its premium G Series products.

“Complementing our G Series smartphones, the introduction of the LG G Pad 8.3 further strengthens LG’s premium lineup consisting of our most cutting-edge devices,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our G Pad is just another example of LG delivering devices with the unique selling points consumers around the world will appreciate.”

Pocket-Sized Portability with Powerful Battery

Despite its large display, the LG G Pad 8.3 features a slim and sleek form factor that is comfortable enough to hold in one hand. Such compact portability is based on LG’s learning from consumers regarding the optimum size of a tablet. While maintaining its portability, the LG G Pad 8.3 squeezes in a powerful 4600mAh battery for long-lasting usage time but is still as light as a newspaper at just 338g.

First Full HD Display Tablet in 8-inch Class

Incorporating a key attribute of other premium G Series devices including the G Pro and G2 smartphones, the LG G Pad 8.3 is the first 8-inch class tablet to offer a Full HD display. The G Pad is equipped with a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array) display capable of delivering picture quality with even higher resolution than a standard Full HD display. In addition, the Qualcomm? Snapdragon™ 600 Processor with 1.7GHz Quad-Core CPU enhances the viewing experience with powerful performance as users will be able to enjoy Full HD content without any compromise.

True Convergence Experience with QPair.

The LG G Pad 8.3 meets the demanding requirements of the convergence age by improving connectivity between multiple devices. With the unique QPair app, every call and message received on a smartphone will appear on the G Pad for a true convergence experience. Users can then send simple replies through the LG G Pad 8.3. QPair also allows the G Pad to easily connect to other manufacturers’ smartphone and tablets (Jelly Bean OS recommended). Notes created on the G Pad’s QMemo can be seamlessly saved into users’ smartphones and shared from either device.

User Experience Maximized for a Tablet

The LG G Pad 8.3 offers practical features that provide real-life benefits, such as enhanced multitasking. Thanks to its 8.3-inch Full HD Display, user experience (UX) fea-tures unique to the LG G Pad 8.3 are maximized for the large screen:
Slide Aside enables seamless multitasking by simply “sliding” currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe
QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window with no interruption, especially convenient on a large screen
KnockON turns the device on and off by tapping the display twice

The LG G Pad 8.3 will be rolled out globally in key markets including North America, Europe and Asia as well as other regions starting in the fourth quarter of 2013. Prices will be announced at launch time.

Key Specifications:

• Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm? Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
• Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
• Memory: 16GB eMMC
• RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
• Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
• Battery: 4,600mAh
• Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
• Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
• Weight: 338g
• Colors: Black / White

Liam Spradlin
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  • Michael W.

    Q pair sounds pretty awesome. Plus the tablet looks great. Love the 8.3 inch screen, a really great size.

    • David Peterson

      Check out Mighty Text in the play store. You can do the same thing with any tablet or PC

  • Tomen8r

    Sounds awesome, but price is key factor now. I have a 7", 9" and 10" tablet, so maybe I need an 8" one! Ha ha!!! But I won't pay over $300 clams for one. I would be comfy around Nexus 7 pricing, but no more. Lots of competition for Christmas this year. Good for us!

    • Sam Hollis

      You're insane to expect that price for these specs. Expect at least $400.

      • Chris

        Nexus 7 is almost exact same specs just a smaller screen and arguably much better software experience. If this tablet had the 800 then you'd be more correct.

        • Sam Hollis

          The Nexus 7 is being sold at near-cost. LG doesn't have a massive suite of services to make revenue from. The extra diagonal inch of screen size will cost money, and LG doesn't give a damn if the 7 has a much better software experience.

          • Chris

            Then they won't be making any money off of me. Too bad for them that Google has that advantage.

  • Brandon Fletcher

    Unless this is priced around $249-279 with microSD support, there's no real advantage over the Nexus 7, and this will just be another DOA tablet. I understand that there's razor thin margins with the Nexus 7, but nobody's gonna pay more for this "just because LG deserves more profit." At least if they add microSD, they'll differentiate themselves slightly from the Nexus.

    • Imad

      The main advantage is the extra 1.3" screen, some people like me just don't want a 7" tablet, it's just too small. Also, no way this will cost anything lower than 300$, and most likely it will cost 350-400$. Why? because this is not a nexus tablet, they get their money from the hardware not the software. For us who want 8" screens, what choice do we have, Galaxy tab 3 8.0, Note 8.0, and G Pad, and clearly the G Pad has the advantage, unless it cost a lot more.

    • darkNiGHTS

      Believe it or not, but 8.3" has almost 50% more screen space than 7".

  • Declan Rodgers

    Damn I just bought a 2013 Nexus 7. This is the perfect tablet, if only i had waited.... Oh well, I'll just get this too. :P

  • airoid23

    I'll pay for $299 with sdcard, consider Samsung GTab 3 8.0 with mediocre specs at $299. It's almost 10mm narrower than iPad mini. For me 7" tab is too small, an extra 1.3 inches will make a huge different.

    • Ivan Myring

      I misread your comment as "I'll pay $299 for an SD card"

  • jason biggs

    This look like good table, gooder than nejus 7 table because it have bigger display area and battery gigahertz. Pricing of this goods will determine perchase probability.

  • IcyWarfare Hong Wei

    What about LG's own spotify app, G Spot?

  • RaptorOO7

    16GB of storage NO FRIGGIN WAY. The nexus is bad enough with 32GB and no 64GB option and no microSD, it's hard to use the cloud when you don't have WiFI traveling down the road or on a plane.

    • titanium_man

      you can get a wifi hard drive, they work pretty good, allot faster than the cloud

  • JazzEspresso

    Holiday sessions is around the corner, LG needs to price this one very good to compete others in the market.
    I have Galaxy Note 8.0, and Nexus 7, what can I say; 8 inch tablet is the best size - it is not too small, not too big, just the perfect spot in my opinion, but again this is just about personal preferences.
    If the specs posted above accurate (it seems), and has microSD, and price it close to/ $250, I will be all over.

  • nwaves

    Finally a tablet that gets me excited! 8.3" FHD and without Samsung's stupid button! Hope is as reliable as my Nexus 4.

  • thanos

    16gb Ha good luck with that!

  • qpinto

    so they are putting in a s600 cpu and not a s800 to match the G2? thats not cool

  • Sergio

    Is it that hard to design things with front speakers? Is HTC the only one blessed to do it?