LG has announced its first LTE Network supporting tablet – Optimus Pad.
The new LG Optimus Pad supports LTE (long term evolution) networks. LG has used new IPS panel based 8.9-inch True HD display that supports 1280×768 pixel resolution natively which is good enough for watching 720p HD videos on YouTube or even using other multimedia files.
Inside the 9.34mm slim body, the Optimus Pad houses a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm mobile processor configured to work in dual-channel along with the memory. By default, LG has offered 32 GB onboard storage for multimedia enthusiasts and also a memory card slot to beef up the tablet with up to 32GB memory card.
Initially the LG tablet will come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet operating system and the company has not clarified if the tablet will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich any time soon. Optimus Pad features 8 megapixel camera at the back and 2 megapixel camera in the front for video calling.
Not many Indian consumers care about or use the micro HDMI port offered in the tablets but still it is an important component of the tablet. Optimus Pad sports a micro HDMI port and is also DLNA certified. These two are the least used features so far by the Indian consumers but both serve quite useful for streaming content and watching it on bigger screen.
The LG Optimus Pad LTE tablet is expected to be available formally by second half in select markets.