LG G Pad 8.3 Coming To The U.K. Before Christmas, Priced At £260


LG has today announced that its new G Pad 8.3 tablet is coming the U.K. and Ireland before Christmas. The device will be available for around £260 ($414), which makes it just £60 more expensive than Google’s new 16GB Nexus 7. That’s not bad when you consider the G Pad 8.3 has a bigger display, a bigger battery, and a faster processor.

The device follows the successful launch of the LG G2 — LG’s latest flagship smartphone — in the U.K. earlier this month. LG says the G Pad 8.3 will be available via an exclusive partnership between LG and IT distributor Micro P with an SRP of £260 in the U.K., while in Ireland you’ll get it from Harvey Norman.

“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 U.K. “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.”

LG unveiled the G Pad 8.3 at IFA 2013 in Berlin last month, and the device has received lots of praise for its design and features. It looks a lot like a large G2, and it packs an 8.3-inch WUXGA full HD (1920×1200) display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage.

It also has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 4,600mAh battery. The device ships with Android 4.2.2 pre-installed, but it should received the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat software sometime next year.

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