LG G Pad 8.3 will retail for $299, says rumor

LG G Pad 8.3 will retail for $299, says rumor

According to Chinese Zol, the LG G Pad 8.3, which was recently unveiled at IFA 2013, will retail for a pretty enticing $299 a pop when it hits the market in Q4. This has the potential to pave the way for a grand re-entry into the tablet space for LG – an area in which the South Korean company didn't manage to really establish a foothold in prior years.



For those of you foggy on the specs of the 8.3-inch G Pad, there's a good reason to memorize those: LG has packed some pretty decent internals. Those include an 1080p screen, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 and 2GB of RAM. Taking a page from its rivals' books, the LG has included both a front- and rear-facing camera – 5MP/1.2MP, respectively. Powering the show is a 4600mAh battery.



As far as dimensions go, the LG has worked its thin-bezels-magic, meaning that the G Pad 8.3 is pretty compact, with dimensions of 216.8x126.5x8.3mm, and a weight of 11.92 oz (338g).



All of the regurgitated specs above serve to make the following point – while the price tag is obviously unconfirmed, if LG manages to out a tablet with those specs at the budget-friendly price of $299, then it seems likely that the company will have a winner on its hands. That, of course, doesn't account for any surprises that companies like Amazon can work up, with their similarly budget-friendly Kindle tablets, which are said to be even more ambitious, specs wise.



LG sure is looking better and better with each passing day.


source: Zol via Unwired View

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G Pad 8.3
  • Display 8.3" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4600 mAh

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32 Comments

1. papss unregistered

What a price for such a premium built tablet.

2. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Yeah, IMO it will be priced higher. But if the rumors are correct, then i'm buying this. 8.3" is the sweet spot for a handy tablet easy to carry and a little bit large than the 7".. :)

20. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Fully agree, if that's the price it would be my first choice to buy wouldn't I have bought already the new Nexus 7"

3. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

LG G Pad or nexus7 (2013)!?!?!?

6. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Nexus7(2)!!!!

7. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

G Pad.. :) if the price is right.

11. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

G Pad.

13. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Its a hard choice... if you already in love with the pure android and fast updates, just go for the Nexus 7, otherwise, go for the LG G Pad.

16. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Nexus 7 2013 Only one who used a nexus knows how great it is...

21. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

It all depends on the size of the screen/devide you like. If that's the price the LG Pad it's in my opinion the better option, but it's just casue I think 7 inches in 16:9 is too small. Eight inches in 16:10 hits the sweet spot between a big enough screen while highly portable. Ah! And I'm a happy owner of a Nexus 7 (2013)

22. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I said G Pad because I bought one year ago the first gen Nexus and I was very dissapointed.It had a lot of lag,crashes and problems with the screen.

29. jclova

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

LG G Pad!! (if the price is really $299). It's going to be a Nexus 7 killer.

4. pslee

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

explain to me one thing. why is 5 inch phones cost $500-$600 but 8 inch tablet with better screen and CPU costs half as much? is there something I dont understand?

5. Cdowd85

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

With most tablets there is no radio except for wifi. On phones you have the cellular radio which is the main thing that drives the price. Plus the fact that hones now are multi-functional as where tablets mainly only good for one thing. At least that's what I think. Could also be the convenience of all you get with a phone

9. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Your tablet doesn't take phone calls could be a reason! pslee

10. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Should be the parts being assembled. Some can only be found on a Smartphones. Large camera sensor. Optimized for phones apps and functions found only on Phones. Your price would be equal to that of your beastly smarthphones if: Lets just say, For this tablet to have a 13MP camera(OIS, Dual Flash (Xenon), GPS, HDR, 3G/4G radio, SD 800 2.3GHz. Continue...

18. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

I'll explain...What 8in tablet out there has a better screen than the 468ppi of an HTC One-and other than the tablet being mentioned now, what tablet even comes close to a S6 processor. Phones are now being equipped with 400 plus ppi and S8 processors with LTE radios which is probably why they cost more than tablets in general that just set there and connect to wi-fi. comment to # 4

25. AvalancheRyder

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

The same reason a $1000 ultrabook costs more than an 1.5" thick laptop with similar specs. It's more expensive to manufacturer similarly powered components that will fit into a much smaller chassis.

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Go with a pure Google device (Nexus 7 2). The only advantage I see with the LG is a S6 or s S4 processor. Other than that I don't see the 70 dollars one would want to waste.

12. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I don't know man. Makes me want to think how big the screen of this VS 7" specs wise, GPad is better.. all in all GPad is a better choice.

15. saravanan083

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

ya really agree with ur point and the screen in nexus is awesome but with that small narrow size its looking pretty small and lgg2 screen is better in this categoty and a better chipset but my only concern is that it will not get the good support from lg as far as updates are concerned

14. saravanan083

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

i really love it bring it on to india and this beauty beast will definitely give nexus 7 run for its money and am really annoyed of google launching their products so lately in india

17. varuntis1993

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

same here bro....:)

19. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice option.

23. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Wow, 299, now my phone and tablet will be both LG if this is true.

24. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

That's a solid price for what appears to be such a high end Tablet, but I'm not a fan of LG's mobile products one bit.

26. LG_is_the_best unregistered

My precious...

27. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

GPE of g-pad will make very good alternate to Nexus 7.

28. residualhatred

Posts: 25; Member since: May 28, 2012

Hopefully Samsung takes notice. But that's if it is $299. Im really hoping it is.

30. pbelfi

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

I just read that this tablet will be priced at $519 (US) Never going to compete with the iPad Mini or the Nexus 7 with that price...no way no how!!

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