First LTE Tablet Announced By LG – Named As LG Optimus Pad LTE
Today LG has announced a new slate which is said to be the first 4G LTE capable tablet from the manufacturer. The new slate is named as LG Optimus Pad LTE. Yes, the design and name of the tablet is very similar to that of the LG Optimus LTE smartphone and as you can see both devices are LTE capable and both will also bring True HD IPS Display screens. LG has planned to launch the Optimus Pad LTE in Korea first. The tablet will be loaded with a 8.9 inch HD display and it will have a decent resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Additionally, this LTE slate will come with an 8 MP rear camera which will be able to capture high definition videos and a 2 MP camera is also available at front which is mostly used for taking self portraits and video chat of course. LG Optimus Pad LTE is powered by a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor under the hood and runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb initially. There is no news when it will get an ICS update, but it is expected that the ICS update for Optimus pad will be released when other LG devices are updated. Last but not the least, LG Optimus Pad LTE is going to be the first tablet in world which will support a microSD card having expandable storage memory up to 32 GB.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company announced the tablet and he stated that the tablet has been loaded with LTE connectivity because tablets around the world generate five times of web traffic of a smartphone, so tablet users need LTE connectivity as well. CEO LG also said that:
“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.”
Well, there was no launch date or any pricing information for the slate was revealed by the manufacturer yet, but surely we will keep you updated.