With the Optimus Pad failing to gain any traction two years ago, LG decided the tablet market was not for them and started focusing on the smartphone, they now have a decent Android market share.
According to new rumours on the block, LG may be prepared to step in the tablet market once again, with another Android tablet. In the past two years we have seen the Kindle Fire, Nexus 7, iPad Mini and Galaxy Note 8.0, all affirming their is a market for smaller tablets.
The LG G Pad will be a little larger than the iPad Mini and a little smaller than the Kindle Fire 8.9. With a 8.3-inch screen (1920 x 1200 resolution), it looks set to be one of the highest resolution tablet displays, matching the new Nexus 7.
It will also come with a Snapdragon 800 chip, instead of the Snapdragon S4 Pro inside the Nexus 7. 2GB of RAM will be added into the tablet, this has become almost concurrent on every single Android tablet.
Originally manufacturing only 500 tester units, the LG G Pad full production will start with 100,000 to 200,000 units per month, depending on the demand for the tablet on the first few months. This could be a disaster if LG do not pick up any traction, but with the new specs it seems like a top end device.
On Android, especially with tablets, they need to be low priced to actually sell. The Nexus 10 got stick for its price on Android, even though when it came down to specs, it beat the iPad 4 in almost every area.
Source: Korea Herald