LG unveils 'pocket-sized' G Pad 8.3 tablet

The electronics maker hopes to make a splash at IFA 2013 with its G Pad 8.3 tablet, which will feature an 8.3-inch WUXGA display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor.

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LG Electronics officially took the wraps off its much-rumored G Pad 8.3 tablet.

The electronics maker will debut the newest addition to its G series at IFA 2013 next week in Berlin, the company announced Sunday. The new tablet, which weighs less than a pound, will sport an 8.3-inch WUXGA display (1920x1200 pixels), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7Ghz quad-core processor, and a 4600mAh battery. It will also feature a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera.

The G Pad will ship with the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system and feature 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It will be available in black and white.

It's been more than a year since LG launched a new tablet, and the company said the G Pad 8.3 will build 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."

LG said the tablet will be rolled out in North America, Europe, Asia, and other key markets in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company did not reveal any details on pricing, but said it would be announced at launch time.

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