LG Electronics got the jump on its competitors, which will all be touting new devices at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics show in Berlin, but the G Pad 8.3 has the same issues as the rest of the Android crowd: It's hard to stand out.
The company said its LG G Pad 8.3 has the first full HD display in an 8-inch class tablet. Of course, the new Nexus 7 also has one and Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD is also likely to pack display improvements.
LG's device rides along with its G2 superphone and the goal is to have a "premium lineup consisting of our most cutting-edge devices." The LG Pad 8.3 is designed to be an iPad mini killer of sorts.
Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
Memory: 16GB eMMC
RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
Colors: Black / White
LG said the prices will be announced when the tablet officially launches.
Here's the problem: The LG G Pad 8.3 may have sounded interesting a year ago. Today, there's just not enough to make it stand out from the field. Lenovo, Asus, HP and a bunch of others will have Android tablets. Simply put, they all blend together and don't have enough mojo to spur the gadget lust needed to upgrade.