LG to introduce its first LTE tablet

Jan 19, 2012
Lg to introduce its first lte tablet

LG Electronics unveiled its first LTE-capable tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE. Initially launching in Korea, LG has equipped the tablet with both LTE technology and True HD IPS display, the two features that have helped LG differentiate its latest smartphone, Optimus LTE, from the competition.

“With tablets generating five times more traffic than the average smartphone, it’s not a huge jump to assume that tablet users need and want faster connectivity,” said Dr. Jongseok Park, President and CEO of Mobile Communications Company. “The combination of LG’s LTE technology with the tablet form factor is a clear advantage for consumers who use a tablet as their primary consumption device when on the move.”

Boasting the best-in-class in the tablets, LG Optimus Pad LTE provides the ultimate user environment to enjoy HD multimedia with a 1280 x 720 True HD IPS display and 8 megapixel camera for shooting high definition video. The Optimus Pad LTE is also the world’s first tablet to support an SD memory card expandable to 32GB, recognizing the importance multimedia would play for owners of this device.

Along with these features, the Optimus Pad LTE offers easy-to-use controls and functions such as the Smart Movie Editor for editing pictures and videos more easily. Moreover, Web Duet allows for e-mailing, messaging and SNS sharing with search functions, and On-Screen Phone (OSP) ensures compatibility with LG smartphones.

LG Optimus Pad LTE is extremely portable and aesthetically pleasing, weighing in at a svelte 479g and only 9.34mm thin. Equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor running Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS, LG’s newest tablet guarantees superior performance. It also supports High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).

Key Specifications:

■ Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb
■ Memory: User 32GB (Micro SD up to 32GB)
■ Size: 245 x 151.4 x 9.34 mm
■ Weight: 497 g
■ Display: 8.9-inch IPS True HD Display
■ Resolution: 1280 x 768
■ Camera: 8MP (Rear) / 2MP (Front)
■ Processor: Qualcomm 1.5GHz Dual-Core / Dual Channel Processor
■ Battery: 6,800mAh
■ Others: HDMI, DLNA

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Yogaman
not rated yet Jan 19, 2012
Pros:
8MP camera

Cons:
Honeycomb?
Same number of pixels as Optimus LTE phone spread over 4x area.
Phone can only play 720P videos (at 1080P output). This?

Price? (Maybe market pricing is too, er, elastic at this moment to be able to say?)

But my older-model Optimus phone still serves me well, so I'll take a look when it gets here.