News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday March 04, 2014.
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Thursday will see the debut of the LG G Pad 8.3 Android tablet as a 4G LTE device in the US. Previously seen as a Wi-Fi capable device, the G Pad 8.3 will launch on Verizon Wireless's LTE network beginning March 6. Initially, the tablet will cost only $99 on a two year contract, but that price will double to $199 beginning March 10.
The G Pad 8.3 LTE will be similar to the Wi-Fi model with the obvious exception that it will be able to access the internet in more places. The tablet has an 8.3-inch full HD display, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, and a 4,600 mAh battery. The Android 4.2.2 software is capable of pairing with an LG smartphone to send text messages and get notifications about incoming calls through the QPair app. It can also synchronize messages and notes between devices.
Key specs for the device include:
- Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
- Display: 8.3-inch, Full HD IPS (1920x1200 pixels/273 ppi)
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC ROM; microSD Slot up to 64 GB
- Main Camera: 5MP AF BSI
- Front Camera: 1.3 MP
- Battery: 4,600 mAh Li-Polymer
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.
- Size: 8.54" (H) x 4.98" (W) x 0.35" (D) Weight: 11.99 oz.
- Connectivity: Verizon's 4G LTE Network and Coverage
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.