LG Electronics will have another stab at the tablet PC market after a failure two years ago. It is launching a new tablet next month before sales begin in October.
Industry insiders said LG has completed development of a new tablet PC and will showcase it at the IFA Berlin, the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics, in early September.
The tablet is equipped with an 8.3-inch display and runs on the Android operating system. Its screen is bigger than some rivals' because it narrowed the bezel around the screen.
In 2011, LG entered the global tablet PC market with the Optimus Pad but sold less than 400,000 units in the first year of release.
LG's latest move is due to growing confidence from the success of a series of premium smartphones including the Optimus G, G Pro and G2. Another factor is the tablet PC market’s rapid expansion from 76.8 million units in 2011 to 170.9 million units last year.
As Apple is losing its dominance of the tablet market with its share falling to less than 40 percent, rivals including Samsung, Asus, Amazon and Acer are seeing sales of their products rise fast. Samsung sold 9.1 million tablets in the first quarter of this year.
That apparently persuaded LG to have another go.