Last month LG announced the G Pad 8.0, an apparent successor to the G Pad 8.3 that was LG’s most successful tablet to date. When they released the G Pad 8.3 last year, it only came in one model originally, which was a WiFi-only model and only later did an LTE version come out as a Verizon exclusive.

This year LG wants to do things a little differently, with the G Pad 8.0 getting an LTE variant that should be compatible some or all US carriers (and some HSDPA for good measure), though the LTE bands are currently unaccounted for. LG announced early this morning from Seoul, South Korea that the LTE variant has begun shipping to consumers.

G Pad 8.0 LTE Specifications

  • Display: 8″ 800 x 1280 IPS Display
  • Memory: 16GB Internal, SD card slot – up to 32GB
  • Connectivity: HSDPA – 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, LTE – Unknown, WiFi, Bluetooth, IR
  • SoC: Quad-Core 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Chipset (MSM8226)
  • Camera: 5MP rear, 1.3MP front
  •  OS: Android 4.4.2 with LG (don’t call it optimus) skin
  • Battery: Li-Ion 4200 mAh battery

The G Pad 8.0 LTE will be coming with decent specs, but it is last year’s low-end SoC of choice, so the likely $300 price tag considering its G Pad 7.0 counterpart, an AT&T exclusive, being $249 when purchased at full price from the carrier. LG’s announcement was pretty vague and there is very little information available online about this device so it’s hard to say when this device will become fully available to to US customers.

Below is the full announcement made available to TechDissected this morning:

SEOUL, Aug. 14, 2014 ― In an effort to expand its leadership in LTE from smartphones to tablets, LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled an LTE version of the G Pad 8.0, offering blazing fast outdoor connectivity and portability for on-the-go media consumption. The LG G Pad 8.0 LTE offers the right balance of performance and price competitiveness and comes preloaded with the best of the LG G3 smartphone’s premium user experience (UX), delivering smooth multitasking capabilities and an immersive multimedia experience.

The LG G Pad 8.0 LTE includes a unique sync feature that delivers easy connectivity with other Android devices. With QPairDigital Melody

Source: LG News

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