LG's rumored G Pad 8.3 tablet looks to be the real deal

The electronics company posts a YouTube ad emblazoned with the banner "LG G Pad 8.3" and talks about a new tablet that is "pocket-sized" and has a "big picture."

LG hasn't launched a new tablet since the Optimus Pad LTE in 2012. LG

A new ad from LG seems to be more than just hinting that it's coming out with a LG G Pad 8.3 tablet. The company has yet to announce that it's launching a smaller tablet, but a new YouTube ad posted on Monday is book-ended with banners that say: "LG G Pad 8.3."

Not a lot is yet known about this rumored tablet except that it's said to sport an 8.3-inch screen packed with a 1920x1200 resolution, 2GB of RAM, and powered by a quad-core processor. Some reports have pegged the device as small enough to fit into a user's back pocket, despite its hefty screen size.

The new ad (see below) shows quick snippets of people standing on the street saying why they don't use their tablets, such as it's "too large" and "a bit awkward;" and then shows them saying what they want in a tablet -- "small," "pocket-sized," and "big picture." Presumably, these snippets are previews of what the G Pad will actually be like.

It's been more than a year since LG came out with a new tablet. The company's last tablet, Optimus Pad LTE 8.9 , launched in January 2012. Over the past few months, rumors have been circulating that the company would soon debut a new smaller tablet -- especially after it filed for a "GPad" trademark in July. It appears those rumors have panned out.

The tablet is said to be debuting in early September at the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin.

About the author

Dara Kerr, a freelance journalist based in the Bay Area, is fascinated by robots, supercomputers and Internet memes. When not writing about technology and modernity, she likes to travel to far-off countries.

 

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