LG Optimus Pad 3D tablet to launch in India in June 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 20:19 by Tech Correspondent

If you are a tablet lover in India, you would soon be spoilt for choice with premium products.

First we heard that Apple iPad 2 is slated for imminent release in India, and now news has come that LG Mobiles’ Optimus Pad – a tablet PC with 3D capabilities – is set to be launched in India in June 2011.

The Optimus Pad is yet to see its global launch; it hits the United States markets on April 20. The LG 3D tablet was first announced to the public at the MWC 2011 in February 2011.

It may have taken Apple some time to realize India’s potential as a gadgets powerhouse but LG sure is losing no time in bringing its latest products to Indian consumers. Also see: Apple iPad 2 features and photos

Photo: LG Optimus Pad

Recently, the company released LG Optimus 2X, the world’s first dual core Android phone, in India at a high-end price of Rs. 28,000. Close on its heels followed the LG Optimus Black superslim Android smartphone, carrying a price tag of Rs. 25,000.

And now, the globally much-awaited LG Optimus Pad – the world’s first tablet with a built-in 3D camera – is headed for Indian shores. A senior executive with LG India has been reported to say that the Optimus Pad would be priced between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 40,000, enabling it to compete with Samsung Galaxy Tab and the iPad 2 in India.

LG Optimus Pad specifications

The LG tablet runs on a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor which enables smooth multitasking and high-definition video playbacks with zero lag. It supports both 3G and Wi-Fi and has 32GB of storage space.

LG Optimus Pad has a 8.9-inch WXGA widescreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. It runs Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb OS, a version designed specially for tablet devices.

The USP of the LG tablet is its built-in 3D camera: dual 5-megapixel shooters that take simultaneous shots and overlap the images to create depth. Not only can you take 3D pictures, but also 3D videos, all of which you can later view on you high-definition 3D TV or share online through YouTube 3D. There is also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.