We first got our paws on LG's 8.3-inch G Pad tablet back at IFA, today it's been confirmed that it'll be coming to the UK and Ireland. Brits who want a slice of the action can expect to pay around £259 for the privilege, while Irish buyers can snap one up starting within the next two weeks. LG reminds us this is only part of the broader global rollout, which will see it land in over 30 total markets by the end of the year. You might have to wait a little while longer, though, if you're done with the whole "flat" thing.
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