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LG Unveils 'G Pad': First 8-Inch Tablet With A Full HD Display

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LG has unveiled the world's first 8-inch tablet with a full-HD display.

The G Pad 8.3 made its debut at the company's open house event at IFA in Berlin.

It weighs just 12oz (338g) - the same as a newspaper - and easily fits in one hand but boasts a powerful battery and processor.

LG claims G Pad 8.3 is the first tablet of its class to feature a full HD display, with a 1920 x 1200 Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array (WUXGA) to deliver top picture quality.

The wifi-only device will be launched globally in October and though LG remain tight-lipped on price it is expected to fall within the same bracket as similar 8-inch products.

Dr Jong-seak Park, president and chief executive of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said:

"Complementing our G Series smartphones, the introduction of the LG G Pad 8.3 further strengthens LG's premium lineup consisting of our most cutting-edge devices.

"Our G Pad is just another example of LG delivering devices with the unique selling points consumers around the world will appreciate."

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G Pad 8.3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor with 1.7GHz Quad-Core CPU, giving powerful performance.

LG's QPair app means every call and message received on a smartphone or tablet - including those from other manufacturers - is also displayed on G Pad.

G Pad 8.3 users can also control up to three different apps in one window using QSlide, while KnockON activates the device when the display is tapped twice.

James Marshall, head of product marketing for LG Europe, told the Press Association: "The display on this device is outstanding.

"This is the first time we have used this display and it gives this brilliant, full HD experience."

Marshall also demonstrated LG's flagship G2 smartphone, which was launched at an event in New York on August 7.

G2 has a 13 megapixel camera and a 5.2in (13.2cm) full HD display.

Buttons are situated on the back of the handset to simplifying holding and using the phone.

Marshall said: "On the device we have no buttons on the front or the sides.

"There is a full HD display but the device is still compact."

LG's open house also featured the OLED HD television, which the company claim has world first technology.

The OLED HD features an ultra slim 0.2in (4.3mm) curved screen and promises to deliver top sound quality.