LG G Pad 8.3 released in Korea, coming soon to Europe

LG G Pad 8.3 released in Korea, coming soon to EuropeLG hasn’t exactly had a great deal of success when it comes to tablets (here’s looking at you, LG Optimus Pad), but if the marketing talk’s to be believed, the South Koreans think they’re onto a winner here.

I speak of the LG G Pad 8.3 (gawd, I hate that name), which launched at IFA 2013 around a month ago. It’s just landed in its home territory of Korea, and supposedly we should expect to see it in Europe before the end of the year.

That’s the story according to Pocket-lint, though I’m not entirely sure where they’re getting their information from. LG did say the G Pad 8.3 would start rolling out globally in Q4, so I guess that fits.

In any case, with an 8.3in display (1920 x 1200), LG feels it’s nailed the “optimum size of a tablet”. It’s a fair bit bigger than the Asus-built Google Nexus 7, and not far off the iPad mini.

Other LG G Pad 8.3 specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (augmentable via microSD), a 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front shooter, and Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2. Not quite the latest version then.

LG G Pad 8.3 price will of course be crucial, and it’s seemingly going for 550,000 won in South Korea, which translates into roughly £320. Hmm.

Call me cynical, but I still can’t see why your average consumer would buy a tablet other than the iPad, the Google Nexus 7, the Amazon Kindle Fire, or even the, er, Tesco Hudl. But good luck to you, LG.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 7, 2013 at 14:35

Those women have tiny tiny hands. Now I want that tab, fo' sure!

mrew42  Oct. 7, 2013 at 14:43

Is that so something else will look big? :)

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 7, 2013 at 15:00

Good lawd, mrew, that Miley Cyrus corruped your mind!

mrew42  Oct. 7, 2013 at 15:34

Miley who?
Or do you mean Sinead O'Conner? :)

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 7, 2013 at 15:37

Sinead O'Gonner? Yeah, well... Endtimes!

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 7, 2013 at 15:44

re "Call me cynical, but I still can’t see why your average consumer would buy a tablet other than the iPad, the Google Nexus 7, the Amazon Kindle Fire, or even the, er, Tesco Hudl. But good luck to you, LG."

I was in a PC store yesterday, One table had iPads, the other a dozen or so Androids - from £60 bangers to Sony's Z... I noticed something really simple for the first time: The UI on all those Android tabs was black and they all had black(-ish) wallpapers. They all looked horrible: full of fingerprints from customers' paws etc etc Really unappealing. Next table the iPads - no pawprints on the backs and the few on the screen not so visible because of the bright light UI (love it or hate it). They looked new and like quality. While the Android tabs all looked like the before-shot in the Domestos ad!

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