LG announces G Pad 8.3, just in time for a new iPad mini

Apple is widely expected to announce the second generation of its iPad mini in the coming months — possibly as soon as September 10th — but LG’s competitor in the 8-inch class is getting the spotlight first. The rumored G Pad 8.3 has been announced by the Korean electronics giant this evening, featuring what LG claims to be the first full HD display (1920 x 1200, to be exact) in a tablet of this size — though it conveniently ignores the new Nexus 7, presumably because it falls into the 7-inch class, not 8. The G Pad 8.3 will have 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. It runs Android 4.2.2 — not Android 4.3 — no doubt thanks to LG’s software customizations…

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