LG G Pad 8.3 gets an official launch

If you want to get your new kit talked about, launch it just ahead of a trade show. It means more column inches and avoids your new product being lost in the crowd when the show proper starts. It's a tactic ably demonstrated by LG and its G Pad 8.3.

When the IFA show kicks off later in the week, this could be have been lost if something else headline-worthy had launched on the same day. But right now, when launches are thin on the ground, the G Pad 8.3 rules supreme.

To be fair, it's a decent tablet launch too. A step up from the recently-launched LG G2 smartphone, it is said to be the first 8-inch tablet with a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array) full HD screen, if that's what you've been lacking in your life. It also has a 4,600mAh battery, a  1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 in a device that's just 8.33m thick, weighing in at an equally skinny 338g.

A couple of software selling points too. LG has included QPair, allowing you to take messages and calls on your tablet, along with QSlide, which offers space for up to three apps to run on a screen at once.

The LG G Pad 8.3 is said to be rolling out worldwide before the end of the year in a choice of black or white, each with 16GB of storage. No pricing or specific dates as yet. Expect a hands-on off us once IFA gets underway.

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