LG G Pad 8.3-inch tablet is teased in official video

LG has confirmed the existence of its G Pad 8.3 tablet, but hasn't given away any specifications.

LG has a new slate on its way called the G Pad 8.3, a teaser video on its official YouTube account has confirmed. It doesn't give any official specs away, nor does it show the tablet, but it does boast that its 8.3-inch size is "just right for you".

Rather than focus on useful information about the tablet, the teaser video (shown below) asks a bunch of people in the street what they want in a tablet, naturally receiving a whole mess of different answers about screen size versus portability. What that boils down to, LG reckons, is that an 8.3-inch slate is small enough to slide into your pocket, while remaining big enough to enjoy films on.

It probably is a fair compromise, although I reckon you'll need big pockets to get an 8-inch slate in there. Other items on the wish list include a thin body -- though without seeing the finished product, there's no way of knowing if LG has managed this. A Full HD screen is also mentioned, with those same words appearing onscreen. Such an emphasis on that point might suggest that a 1,080p display will be on board -- something that previous rumours have pointed towards.

Other leaks about the tablet suggest it might pack a quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. Those are decent specs although pretty much what you should expect for a higher-end device. If LG really wants to make the G Pad stand out, it's going to need a luscious design, the latest version of Android and none of the annoying bloatware.

The tablet is rumoured to be showing its face at the IFA tech show in Berlin next week, so keep your eyes peeled on CNET for all the latest news. In the meantime, let me know what would make a tablet just right for you in the comments below or over on our Facebook page.

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