LG G Pad 8.3
LG is prepared with its all new tablet LG G pad 8.3 to launch in India soon. Rumored by @evleaks were that it’s going to be the next Nexus or a Google play edition device, but for India its neither. Its an addition to their LG series devices. LG has Play edition G pad 8.3, unfortunately they will be releasing it in USA only.
The G Pad was announced at the IFA Berlin this year as an addition to the premium G-Series devices. It has some amazing features like double touch to unlock (inherited from Lg G2) and multitasking by simply “sliding” currently open apps off to the side. For better connectivity Lg has come up with the app named QPair which ensures that every call and message received on a Smartphone will appear on the G Pad and can connect to Smartphones and other tablets. It is expected to launch in India Fourth Quarter of this year.
The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is now available from the Google Play Store in the U.S. For $349.99
Sim Support : Yes with GPRS/EDGE/3g
Display: 8.3-inch Full HD IPS WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
Operating System: Android OS,v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Storage: 16GB of internal storage with upto 64GB microSD support
RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
Price : The estimated price in India is Rs.30000.
It has dimensions of about 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm and weigh around 338g. It comes in two colors black and white. Looking at the specifications its not much happening as Google’s Nexus 7 provides all most the specifications as above at a low price. Lg is known for its innovation and the all new QPair app and cleaner UI may attract some buyers. Let us know in the comments what you feel about LG G Pad 8.3.
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According to the Indian smartphone manufacturer, Karbonn Mobiles, Dual-OS phones running Windows Phone OS and Android OS are just three months away from launch.
Karbonn has apparently signed a deal with Microsoft to produce them. Karbonn Mobiles CEO, Sudhir Hasija, said,
“Microsoft has eased the regulations and is opening up its platform for other players. We signed the agreement two days ago and will launch a range of Windows phones in about three months”
Price and Specifications of the phone is still not revealed, but it is expected that this will be a high end device with Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip to be launched by Karbonn India.
Even Microsoft has started taking steps to make it easier for manufacturers to install their software, in support for Qualcomm’s Android reference designs which allows a phone maker to use the same hardware for Windows or Android Phone devices.
Microsoft had already announced at the start of MWC 2014 that Karbonn is one of the new Windows Phone partners, and now with the above steps taken by Microsoft towards support for hardware, along with a few other Windows Phones that we’ll see in a few month’s time. Also according to Hasija, Karbonn is now been able to develop a dual-booting phone and it will be out in June this year. He also said that the device will be aimed for office-going professionals and ‘techies’.
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BGR web site gives us information about a new flagship smartphone manufactured by Micromax with the name Canvas Knight A350 , that will be exclusively available only through Micromax’s website. It is launched at Rs 19,999/-
The device will have a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with pixel density of 443ppi, also it will be using the MediaTek MT6592T true octa-core clocked at 2GHz and paired with Mali 450 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
In all of that it has a 16 megapixel rear camera , with OmniVision Camera chip sensor and 8 megapixel camera at the front. The cameras also have the ability to click a picture whenever you say “Cheese” or “Capture”. Additional features include 32Gb internal storage, 2.350mAh battery and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean . It comes with preloaded application which some of them are BBM ,Hike, KingSoft Office Suite and others.
The device will have to complete against Intex Aqua Octa and WickedLeak Wammy Passion X which are powered by the same octa-core 2Gb of RAM . The Aqua octa has a 6-inch display with the resolution of 720p but in terms lags behind the Canvas Knight in terms of storage (16GB) and camera resolution (13-megapixel/5 megapixel).
The Wammy Passion X on the other hand is also powered by the same processor, but is little heavier on the pocket with a price of Rs 22,500. Witch you for the same display, same power and a bigger battery (2500mAh), but it lags behind in terms of storage (16GB) and camera resolution (13 megapixel/5 megapixel) but you are having a water resistant phone.
||MICROMAX CANVAS KNIGHT A350
||WICKEDLEAK WAMMY PASSION X
||INTEX AQUA OCTA
||2GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core
||1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core
||1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core
||4.2.2 Jelly Bean
||4.2 Jelly Bean
||4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Source: BGR India
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