It’s been more than a year since the last LG tablet hit the web, the Optimus Pad LTE, hit the web. Even though we were tempted to believe that LG decided to no longer activate on the tablet segment given the low popularity of their former slates, the South Korean company surprised us once more and introduced the LG G Pad 8.3, a tablet that will be showcased at IFA Berlin 2013.
We’ve seen some leaked photos of the LG G Pad 8.3 over the past couple of weeks, which were revealing that the tablet will borrow it’s design lines from the freshly launched LG G2. The device is part of LG’s premium G Series and it comes with an impressive 8.3-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels.
The LG G Pad 8.3 also integrates a 4,600 mAh battery in a 8.3 mm thin case that weighs in only 338 grams.
The new LG tablet is underpinned by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 chipset based on four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera, and a 1.3 megapixel sensor mounted on the front panel.
The new 8.3-inch tablet introduced by the South Koreans is 216.8 mm tall and 126.5 mm wide, while running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, customized with LG’s proprietary user interface.
Among the features included on the new model you will find QPair, which allows you to pair your G Pad 8.3 with your smartphone or tablet (even though the ones produced by other companies) in order to have all the notifications displayed on the LG tablet, and QMemo, which will allow you to share notes on other terminals.
You will also get a taste of LG’s new multitasking system, called Slide Aside, which will allow the user to switch between opened apps by side swiping using three fingers.
LG G Pad 8.3 will be showcased at IFA Berlin 2013 this week, and it will become available for purchase in Q4.