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LG G Pad 8.0 with LTE starts shipping

LG G Pad 8.0 Android tablet with LTE now shipping
LG G Pad 8.0
This new 8-inch, 4G LTE-capable slate begins shipping in Europe this week, while Central and South America, Asia and CIS will get it in the coming weeks as well.

LG unveiled the LTE-capable version of the LG G Pad 8.0 tablet yesterday, which promises "blazing fast outdoor connectivity and portability for on-the-go media consumption." According to the official press release, this slate "offers the right balance of performance and price competitiveness" and also brings the advanced user interface and camera features of the LG G3 flagship smartphone.

LG G Pad 8.0 with LTE connectivity has the following specs and features:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with Adreno 305 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 16 GB eMMC internal storage and microSD support up to 64 GB
  • Display: 8-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with 1,280X800 pixels and 190 ppi
  • Cameras: 1.3 MP front, 5 MP back with panorama, Geo-tagging and autofocus
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with WiFi Direct and hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS
  • Operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.76 pounds; 8.3X4.89X0.39 inches
  • Battery: embedded lithium-ion 4,200 mAh
  • Colors: Black, White, Luminous Orange, Luminous Blue

In addition to the above, the LTE-enabled LG G Pad 8.0 includes a rich set of features made notorious by the LG G3, including Gesture Shot, Smart Keyboard, Touch & Shoot, or Knock Code. The slate also comes with a unique feature called QPair 2.0 which allows users to connect the tablet to Bluetooth-capable handsets and use it to answer calls, receive notifications , and send text messages.

The LG G Pad 8.0 with LTE will ship in a few select European markets starting this week, with more to follow soon, including Asia, Central and South America. Pricing will be announced locally.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-15 (Update: 2014-08-15)