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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  • The LG G2 smart phone is on display during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • IFA 2013 Consumer Electronics Trade Fair

    BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: Visitors examine the Pad 8.3 tablet computer at the LG stand at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics trade fair on September 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The 2013 IFA will be open to the public from September 6-11. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • IFA 2013 Consumer Electronics Trade Fair

    BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: Visitors examine the Pad 8.3 tablet computer at the LG stand at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics trade fair on September 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The 2013 IFA will be open to the public from September 6-11. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • IFA 2013 Consumer Electronics Trade Fair

    BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: Visitors examine the Pad 8.3 tablet computer at the LG stand at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics trade fair on September 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The 2013 IFA will be open to the public from September 6-11. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • IFA 2013 Consumer Electronics Trade Fair

    BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: Visitors examine the Pad 8.3 tablet computer at the LG stand at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics trade fair on September 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The 2013 IFA will be open to the public from September 6-11. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • The new G Pad 8.3 of LG Electronics is displayed at IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The tablet has a Full HD display. IFA will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from Sept 6 to 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • An employee of LG Electronics holds the new LG G2 smartphone at IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The phone is operated with a rear key and offers a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display. IFA will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from Sept 6 to 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • An employee of LG Electronics looks behind a curved organic light-emitting diode, oled, television screen at IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The screen is just 4.3mm, 0.17 inches, thin and weighs just 17 kilograms, 37.48 pounds, IFA will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from Sept 6 to 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • A giant 3D-presentation is seen through 3D glasses at the LG Electronics booth at IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. IFA will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from Sept 6 to 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • An employee of LG Electronics uses a displayed magnifier to compare the resolution of the new G Pad 8.3 of LG Electronics with a regular 7.9-inch display at IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. IFA will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from Sept 6 to 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • IFA 2013 Consumer Electronics Trade Fair

    BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 05: A G2 smartphone stands on display in a robot's hand at the LG stand at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics trade fair on September 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The 2013 IFA will be open to the public from September 6-11. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


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.