LG’s First LTE Tablet Launches--in Korea

LG introduced its first LTE-enabled tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE, with an initial launch limited to Korea. (Presumably, the rest of the world will get its hands on the device soon, too.)

The Optimus Pad LTE has a dual-core/dual-channel 1.5GHz Qualcomm chip and runs Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). Other features include expandability of up to 32GB of microSD memory, an 8.9-inch IPS True HD Display with 1280x720 resolution, 8MP/2MP rear/front cameras, and HDMI and DLNA.

LG is positioning the Optimus Pad LTE as something that users would view as their “primary consumption device when on the move”--in other words, a device people would use more than their smartphone.

Expanding LTE Leadership into Tablets to Meet the Needs of Consumers’ Faster Lifestyles

SEOUL, Jan. 18, 2012 – LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its first LTE-capable tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE. Initially launching in Korea, LG has equipped the tablet with both LTE technology and True HD IPS display, the two features that have helped LG differentiate its latest smartphone, Optimus LTE, from the competition.

“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.”

Boasting the best-in-class in the tablets, LG Optimus Pad LTE provides the ultimate user environment to enjoy HD multimedia with a 1280 x 720 True HD IPS display and 8 megapixel camera for shooting high definition video. The Optimus Pad LTE is also the world’s first tablet to support an SD memory card expandable to 32GB, recognizing the importance multimedia would play for owners of this device.

Along with these features, the Optimus Pad LTE offers easy-to-use controls and functions such as the Smart Movie Editor for editing pictures and videos more easily. Moreover, Web Duet allows for e-mailing, messaging and SNS sharing with search functions, and On-Screen Phone (OSP) ensures compatibility with LG smartphones.

LG Optimus Pad LTE is extremely portable and aesthetically pleasing, weighing in at a svelte 479g and only 9.34mm thin. Equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor running Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS, LG’s newest tablet guarantees superior performance. It also supports High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).

Key Specifications:
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
Battery: 6,800mAh
Others: HDMI, DLNA
Via:  LG
LLeCompte 2 years ago

Hopefully this is better than the LG products we have had so far in the USA. So far their smartphones have had a lot of bugs, and the G-Slate isnt as good as the Galaxy Tab. I have faith in LG, they just need to prove it to me.

omegadoom13 2 years ago

I'm curious as to where LG will position the price point of the Optimus Pad LTE. The Apple iPad 2 easily fought off the onslaught of Android tablets, and many of these Android tablets from different manufacturers have had to discount their products to drive demand for them. Will LG position the Optimus Pad between the KIndle Fire and iPad2, or will they try competing against the iPad2 (or iPad3)?

thunderdan602 2 years ago

I like LG products. I have owned some of their optical drives and phones. I have been satisfied with cost and performance.

cowboyspace 2 years ago

Since when is lte used in tablets i didnt know that? 0-0

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