LG Electronics unveiled the Optimus Pad LTE today — its first LTE-capable tablet.

The South Korean-based conglomerate furnished the tablet with both LTE technology and a True HD IPS display at a 1280 x 720 resolution.

“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 President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company Dr. Jong-seok Park in a press release (PDF).

“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,” Park added.

The LG Optimus Pad LTE is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and it is the first tablet to support an SD memory card expandable to 32GB.

More information is available below.

The tablet also offers “easy-to-use controls and functions such as the Smart Movie Editor for editing pictures and videos more easily” while featuring Web Duet that permits emailing, SNS sharing with search functions, and messaging. Meanwhile, On-screen Phone provides compatibility with LG smartphones.

The LG Optimus Pad LTE also showcases a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual-core processor running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, HDMI and DLNA support, and a 6,800 mAh battery.

“LG Optimus Pad LTE is extremely portable and aesthetically pleasing, weighing in at a svelte 479 g and only 9.34mm thin,” LG’s press released elaborated.

The tablet will initially launch in Korea.

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