After a pretty big gap, LG are back once again (like the Renegade Master) with a tablet. So, either in the black or white corner (depending on your shade preference), weighing in at 338 grams we have the LG G PAD 8.3.
It’s powered by a Qualcomm 1.7GHz quad-core CPU and, as the name suggests, has an 8.3″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi) screen. Other specs include 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and two cameras – a 5 megapixel rear shooter and a 1.3 megapixel front unit for video calls.
It’s powered by a pretty substantial 4600mAh battery and runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. The device is the “first of its size” to offer a full HD display.
If you’re looking for one, it’s set to go on sale for £259.99 via IT distributor Micro P in the UK and through Harvey Norman in Ireland at the end of this month. Globally, it’ll be available in 30 other “key markets” by the end of this year.
G RE-ENTERS THE UK TABLET MARKET WITH THE LG G PAD 8.3
Hotly anticipated tablet launches in the UK
UK, 15 October 2013—LG Mobile today announced that its highly-awaited LG G Pad 8.3 tablet will be rolled out across the UK and Ireland in the run-up to Christmas. The impressive tablet is the first of its size to offer Full HD display and is the latest ground-breaking addition to LG’s G Series line-up of premium mobile devices. This follows the successful launch of the G2 smartphone in October.
The LG G Pad 8.3 will be available in the UK market via an exclusive partnership between LG and IT distributor Micro P, at an SRP of £259.99. Harvey Norman will also exclusively offer the device in the Irish market from the end of October through its retail and online stores. This forms part of the global roll-out of the G Pad 8.3, which will also go on sale in over 30 other key markets by the end of 2013.
“The introduction of the LG G Pad 8.3 is another great step in design and technology from LG and shows that the G Series is going from strength to strength,” said Andy Coughlin, Head of Mobile for LG UK. “Just like the LG G2, the G Pad 8.3 delivers cutting-edge technology in a slim and sleek form, and is just the product for our re-entry into the UK tablet market.”
Powerful yet portable
The LG G Pad 8.3 was unveiled at the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin in September where it received praise for its intelligent design and industry leading technology. Despite its large display and powerful 4600mAh battery, the G Pad 8.3 is comfortable to hold in one hand and as light as a newspaper at just 338g.
First full HD display tablet in 8-inch class
The LG G Pad 8.3 is the first 8-inch class tablet to offer a Full HD display, just like its G Series cousins the G Pro and G2 smartphones. The G Pad 8.3 is equipped with a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array) display capable of delivering picture quality with even higher resolution than a standard Full HD display. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor with 1.7GHz Quad-Core CPU enhances the viewing experience with powerful performance as users will be able to enjoy Full HD content without any compromise.
The G Pad 8.3 meets the challenge of the convergence age by improving connectivity between multiple devices. The unique QPair app allows users to receive smartphone calls and messages through their G Pad and to send simple replies.
· Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
· Display: 8.3-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels / 273 ppi)
· Memory: 16GB eMMC
· RAM: 2GB LPDDR2
· Camera: Rear 5.0MP / Front 1.3MP
· Battery: 4,600mAh
· Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
· Size: 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm
· Weight: 338g
· Colours: Black / White