September 1, 2013 | by Natesh Sood
The tablet market is certainly getting crowded with the revamped Nexus 7 and the upcoming refreshed iPad Mini, but LG wishes to make its mark in the fourth quarter of 2013. After introducing the G2, many believed LG would soon launch a similar tablet to round out the mobile market. Just as we expected, LG announced earlier today the G Pad 8.3 to launch in markets such as Asia, Europe, and North America.
In terms of hardware, it offers a full HD 8.3 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage space, and a Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor. On the software side, expect the G Pad 8.3 to launch with Android 4.2.2 and similar software enhancements found in the G2. LG expects the G Pad 8.3 to be a companion device to the G2 and offers QPair to manage calls and texts from the tablet.
Available in black and white, LG has yet to release a specific price point for the device, but expect it to land somewhere between the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini price — that is if LG wants it to succeed.