And the wait is finally over, after more two years of silence LG is setting a new and definitely a true successor to the first ever G Pad with the new G Pad II 8.3 LTE. Unlike the 8-inch variant of the G Pad II series, the 8.3 variant can retrace its roots directly from the original G Pad 8.3 that was announced in September of 2013. With the new tablet, the G Pad II 8.3 LTE as the name suggests comes with LTE modem that doesn’t limit users from relying on available Wi-Fi hotspot is it now has its own and direct connection straight to a wireless network at 4G speeds.
More so, the new tablet sport an 8.3-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1200 resolution and is even more powerful with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 as its heart. The device comes with the same amount of RAM as the original G Pad 8.3 at 2 GB and includes 16 GB of expandable storage.
For imaging, the tablet is equipped with an 8 Megapixel main camera on the back, a 3 Megapixel more compared with the first G Pad 8.3 and we think this should also feature an auto focus sensor. Up front, is a little improved 2 Megapixel shooter.
As for its features, the LG G Pad II 8.3 comes with a built-in capacitive stylus and an array of pre-installed Microsoft Office apps which should take advantage of that stylus. Getting online no longer is limited with Wi-Fi as we’ve already discussed above and with 4G/LTE connectivity, browsing the internet anytime and anywhere as long as wireless network signal is available shouldn’t be a problem. Other connectivity options apart from what we’ve already mentioned are Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS with A-GPS support.
Keeping the device working is an embedded 4800 mAh battery and is driven by Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop). All components are housed in a slim-body shell and measures 216.8 × 126.5 × 8.8 mm and weighs 366 grams.
While we’re anticipated for this device, LG is making the device available exclusively in South Korea for the time being with Korea’s local mobile carrier LG U+ to start selling the device today. Like all other LG devices, we could expect this tablet to become available in our local shores in a few weeks time but it would have been better if they released the tablet in the international market so customers from other regions can get their hands on the new G Pad II 8.3 for the holiday season.