LG G PAD 8.3 is Not a Phablet, But It Pairs Nicely with Your Phone

LG-G-Pad-8.3_02201308302020377471LG is coming out with their own 8” tablet, and it bears the bold, industry-changing name of ‘Pad.’ Prepare yourselves.

Alright, it’s actually called the G Pad, in order to go along with all of LG’s other ‘G’ branded products. The G Pad is an 8.3” tablet with 1920 x 1200 IPS display. It will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM. You’ll have 16 GB of eMMC storage, along with a microSD card slot that can accommodate another 64 GB. There’s a 5 MP auto-focus BSI camera on the back, and while LG has offered no details about a front-facing camera, there does indeed appear to be one. The battery life should be particularly competitive among Android tablets, coming in at a hefty 4,600 mAh.

The G Pad will come with QPair, which allows you to pair the G Pad to an Android smartphone for use as a second screen. Everything you have on your phone, including recently used apps, calls, and texts can be accessed on the G Pad using QPair, so that you can, for example, send and receive texts using the tablet. QSlide Function 2.0 is for multitasking, and lets you float two semi-transparent, adjustable windows running different apps at the same time. There’s also Slide Aside, which lets you toggle between three active apps by sliding three fingers across the screen.

The LG G Pad 8.3 is available now online at Best Buy for $350, and will land in stores on November 3.

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