LG G Pad 8.0 bringing 4G LTE tablet goodness to the UK this week

LG G Pad 8.0 bringing 4G LTE tablet goodness to the UK this weekYou may recall LG outing a trio of new Android tablets back in May. Wondering what happened to them?

Well, here's part of the answer at least: the LG G Pad 8.0 will be arriving this very week in the UK and on the Continent, complete with 4G LTE connectivity.

It sits in the middle of the three size options announced in May (the others being 7in and 10.1in), and confusingly joins the LG G Pad 8.3 already available locally.

But while that model is Wi-Fi-only, the LG G Pad 8.0 arrives offering 4G LTE connectivity out of the box, along with a bunch of mid-range tablet specs.

The 8in IPS display offers a resolution of 1280 x 800, while the processor – inevitably – is a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 – surely now one of the single most-used chipsets in mobile history?

Other largely predictable details include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (at least it's not 8GB), a 5MP/1.3MP camera combo and a reasonable 4200mAh of battery power.

That equates to a far more downmarket proposition than the G Pad 8.3 (despite the questionably similar title), so shouldn't cramp the more premium model's style.

Despite that, the G Pad 8.0 does have some high-end baubles in the software department, including the Knock Code and Smart Keyboard features introduced by the LG G3 smartphone.

There's also the QPair 2.0 feature, which enables users to connect their smartphones to the G Pad 8.0 via Bluetooth and answer calls, receive notifications and send texts directly from the LG tablet.

Throw in 4G data connectivity and you've got a fairly decent low end slab – so long as the price is right, that is. That remains the one detail we still don't know, but chances are we're talking in the £150-£200 range.

Via LG

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