LG’s second take to the tablet market, the LG G Pad 8.3 will be coming to 30 countries including the Philippines. The catch, though, we have to wait before the end of the year before it lands here. I think it is safe to say it will be coming this December. LG’s tablet will be facing tough competition against big tablet names like Google’s 2013 Nexus 7, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and Note line and the upcoming Apple iPad Mini 2 which is set to launch this month. It is said to feature Apple’s trademark Retina display and Touch ID found on the iPhone 5s. That is according to reported leaks and blogs. Microsoft is also set to unveil an 8-inch tablet running WIndows 8 made by Nokia this month. LG should do some aggressive marketing with this tablet.
The LG G Pad 8.3 has surprisingly awesome specs – from the screen to the processor, everything seems to be top notch!
LG G Pad 8.3 specs:
- 1.7GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
- 8.3 inch IPS LCD display (1200 x 1920 pixels) 273 ppi
- 5 megapixel front facing camera
- 1.3 megapixel rear facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, Infrared Port
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- 4,600 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jellybean
LG’s hometown, South Korea, will get it first on October 14. It will be priced at SKW 550,000 (South Korean Won) or roughly P21,000 to P22,000. Not bad but I hope it would be lower once it gets here since this tablet lacks LTE or 3G capability.