LG has revealed that its latest Android tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3, will arrive in time for Christmas with a retail price of £259.99. No precise release date has been given just yet.
That’s quite a competitive price point when you consider the spec. The LG G Pad 8.3 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, an Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM – that’s exactly the same power plant as the HTC One smartphone.
As the name suggests, the display measures 8.3-inches and features a full HD 1920×1200 pixel resolution. Onboard storage is 16GB and there’s microSD support for cards up to 64GB, while the battery is a 4,600mAh unit.
The slate is a mere 8.3mm thick and available in either black or white. Onboard software is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with LG’s custom UI on top. The LG G Pad 8.3 shares a few features with LG’s G2 flagship smartphone, including KnockON tap-to-wake functionality and enhanced multitasking.
Know Your Mobile went hands-on with the LG G Pad 8.3 at IFA 2013 in September. To recap, here are some choice morsels from our first look.
“As with my LG G2hands-on, I was pleasantly surprised by LG’s build quality, the company really seems to have upped its game in the face of the competition and this can only be good news for the consumer. The LG G Pad 8.3 is made from a combination aluminium of the same high-grade polycarbonate encasing the LG G2 smartphone – a good chunk of the back panel is metal, while the rest is plastic but with a reassuringly premium feel.
“As with the smartphone, things are nicely balanced and relatively lightweight, though just like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0, it does feel quite large in the hand. It is thin though at only 8.3mm. Also just like the phone, the bezel is narrow and overall proportions create a very attractive and modern-looking device at a glance.”
LG is officially back in the room, people!