LG announces its first LTE tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE with Honeycomb and 1.5GHz dual-core CPU

And just like that, LG enters the 4G LTE tablet market with its own LTE Android tablet. Today, LG announced the LG Optimus Pad LTE, the company’s first LTE tablet.

The Optimus Pad LTE features a 8.9-inch IPS True HD Display with 1280 x 768 resolution, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with up to 32GB via microSD, rear and front-facing camera at 8MP and 2MP, respectively; HDMI out, DLNA support, a 6800mAh battery, and more. The Optimus Pad LTE will be running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Optimus Pad LTE will first be launching in South Korea and then will be making its way to other markets.

Check out the full press release below and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. This looks like a great tablet; it’s a shame it’s launching with an outdated OS. Hopefully an ICS update will be available quickly after launch.


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