Aug 27, 2013

    Touchscreen tech stays for G Pad

    LG ELECTRONICS will be using the GF2 touchscreen technology for its upcoming tablet, tentatively named the G Pad, which will be unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics show in Germany next month, said industry sources.

    Manufactured by LG Display, the 8.3-inch panel for the G Pad will feature the latest GF Ditto technology, also known as GF2 touchscreen technology.

    It will be the first time LG Display has independently developed and applied the technology, the sources said, without the help of affiliate LG Innotek, which also possesses panel-making technology.

    The GF2 technology, already used in Apple's iPad mini, is widely reported to be installed in the upcoming iPad 5.

    First mass-produced by Apple, GF2 is lauded for effectively reducing the size and width of devices.

    The camera for the G Pad is being manufactured by LG Innotek, but there will be no upgrade on that of the previous Optimus G Pad.