We’re not sure why LG didn’t unveil this tablet last week at CES however on Tuesday LG announced their first LTE tablet. Not only is this LG’s first LTE tablet according to LG it’s the first LTE tablet in Korea, where it will debut.
The new Optimus Pad LTE will feature an 8.9 inch 1280×768 “True HD” IPS Display. Under the hood we’re looking at a dual core 1.5ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. There is an 8 mega pixel camera in the back and a 2 mega pixel camera in the front to handle video chatting over 3G, 4G or wifi.
There is no mention of Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet is expected to debut with Android 3.2 Honeycomb. There is also no mention of 3D which was a big thing for LG last year with the original Optimus Pad that came out in the United States on T-Mobile as the “T-Mobile G-Slate”. The reception of the LG tablet with “Google” was warm at best.
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“With tablets generating five times more traffic than the average smartphone, it’s not a huge jump to assume that tablet users need and want faster connectivity,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “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.”
Operating System: Android 3.2 Honeycomb
Memory: User 32GB (Micro SD up to 32GB)
Size: 245 x 151.4 x 9.34 mm
Weight: 497 g
Display: 8.9-inch IPS True HD Display
Resolution: 1280 x 768
Camera: 8MP (Rear) / 2MP (Front)
Processor: Qualcomm 1.5GHz Dual-Core / Dual Channel Processor
Others: HDMI, DLNA
source: LG via Phandroid