LG has an G Android tablet coming, may be called the ‘G Pad’

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Remember the Optimus Pad? It was LG’s last effort at producing an Android tablet, released at the height of tablet fever in mid-2011; however it failed to capture the hearts of the millions flocking to buy an Apple iPad. Now, a rumor has appeared the company may be planning a return to the tablet world with a device currently known as the LG G Pad.

Leaked through techblog.gr, the G Pad could have an 8.3-inch touchscreen with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, plus a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. If the screen size is 8.3-inches, it’ll be an unusual choice, and we wonder if that’s more like the footprint of the device, and the screen will be a regular 8-inches. Dimensions like this are also found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, which measures 8.3-inches wide. A 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution has been seen on everything from the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity to the new Nexus 7.

According to the site’s anonymous sources, the LG G Pad will be made from aluminum, and is slim and light, which may indicate LG is aiming at the Sony Tablet Z or Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, rather than the cheaper end of the market. These high-end aspirations could also explain why the name doesn’t feature the Optimus brand name this time around. It’s also said the device won’t incorporate a radio capable of turning the tablet into a massive phone.

It’s not the first time we’ve heard about LG’s intention to get back into the tablet game, as back in May, the company’s VP of Mobile in Europe said in an interview we could look forward to a new Android tablet soon, but didn’t share anything further on the subject.

Although the G Pad isn’t official yet, we may not have much longer to wait, as if the rumor report is correct, LG will reveal all during the IFA show in Berlin early next month.

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