LG G Pad 8.3 to be LG’s re-entry to UK tablet market

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LG G Pad 8.3

LG, the Korean technology, have announced they will re-enter the UK Tablet market with the LG G Pad 8.3, an 8 inch tablet running Android 4.2.2, in the run up to Christmas.

LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet:

The LG G Pad 8.3 will be at the top of the G line of products from LG, cousin of the LG G2 (launched in October) and the G Pro. The LG G Pad 8.3 will be the first 8 inch tablet to bring a full 1080p HD screen to the format thanks to LG’s 1920 x 1200 WUXGA (Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array), powered by a Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz processor and 2GB of memory. Running all this is a massive 4600mAh battery.

You’d think that by being so powerful, this will be a massive device, but LG has managed to fit all this awesome power into a device which is 8.3mm thin. LG said that they released the 8.3 inch screen as it was perfect to still fit comfortably in the hand, portable enough to fit in a back pocket, yet be powerful enough to fulfill any requirement from the user.  The LG G Pad 8.3 will also feature all the LG specific features such as Slide Aside(multi-tasking on LG), Quick Memo (similar to Samsung’s sPen’s ClipPick, where you can save just a portion of a screen to share), Q Slide (where you can control three separate apps on-screen at once), and Qpair (which allows two compatible LG devices to connect together and allow users to answer calls and text from the tablet).

LG G Pad 8.3 size chart
LG G Pad 8.3: made to fit in the hand

A full rundown of the specifications are as follows:

  • 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

The Important bit… the price:

LG will launch the LG G Pad 8.3 by the end of October through its online store and in partnership with Harvey Norman in Ireland. This will start the beginning of a roll out in 30 key markets by the end of 2013.

The UK price has been set at £259.99 ($414.82/€306.50), which isn’t a bad entry price for a 8″ tablet. There are cheaper (a quick look on