LG Optimus Pad LTE

As LTE is exapanding rapidly, perhaps more rapidly then some would have thought - it's up to manfacturers to go ahead and exapand their device line-ups to include LTE-capable devices as well. LG is fully aware of this and their latest announcement introduces the first LTE-capable tablet from them into the market - the LG Optimus Pad LTE.

“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.”

The LG Optimus Pad LTE will be launching in Korea intially and moving out from there. It will come equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor running Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS, a 1280 x 720 True HD IPS display and 8 megapixel camera for shooting HD video. Plus, HDMI and DLNA support are on board as well as SD Card support for up to 32GB of additional storage. LG hasn't given any pricing or launch details as of yet but you can check out their full press release past the break.

More: Optimus Pad LTE forums; Optimus Pad LTE specs

LG TO INTRODUCE ITS FIRST LTE TABLET

Expanding LTE Leadership into Tablets toMeet 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
 

Reader comments

LG unveils the Optimus Pad LTE

9 Comments

Great, now that you have done this, maybe you can actually keep up to other manufacturers and update the original optimus pad.

"...a clear advantage for consumers who use a tablet as their primary consumption device when on the move."

Seriously? Who streams videos when on a business trip?

WiFi tablets outsell 3G tablets at least 10:1. LTE in the phone is all fine and dandy, but to believe it is a necessity on a tablet is just unrealistic. I have WiFi 95% of the time, and can tether the other 5%, should the need arise.

The only ones who got this right are Archos (shocker!), who offer cell network connectivity through a cleverly designed expansion add-on.

LTE - "Long Term Evolution" - it's the technical term for what the carriers call "4G" network speeds
IPS - "In-Plane Switching" - it's a type of monitor technology that has larger viewing angles and better-quality color reproduction than the common (TN) monitor.

These 2 should be added to the Android dictionary.
http://www.androidcentral.com/dictionary

LG seem to produce good hardware, so this is interesting, but in the UK and EU generally LTE is some way off. I wonder what LG will offer us.

nice.. when will we see a Tegra 3 tablet with a 1920x1200 OLED display? that will prob be the only things to get me to upgrade from my TP.