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LG G Pad 8.0 set for release with upgraded LTE connectivity

LG’s latest tablet offering is finally heading to retailers, with the LG G Pad 8.0 on the receiving end of a pre-launch 4G LTE upgrade.

Having been officially unveiled back in June, the new 8-inch G Pad will start rolling out across European markets this week. LTE has been thrown into the mix as part of a company-wide push into improved connectivity options.

“With the G Pad 8.0 LTE, LG is setting a higher standard for connectivity in emerging 4G markets,” Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said in launching the product.

Today’s on-the-go consumers demand speed and convenience wherever they are, at any time. If a 4G LTE infrastructure is in place, we want LG products to be first to take advantage of the fast network.”

As well as the new 4G party piece, the LG G Pad 8.0 features a mass of impressive specs with the 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display lining up alongside a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.

With 16GB of internal storage able to be enhanced with microSD expansion, the tablet adds a pair of cameras – 5-megapixel on the rear, 1.3-megapixel up front – and a mass of familiar LG software features, including Knock Code (for improved security), Gesture Shot (take a selfie by opening your hand) and Smart Keyboard (for easier typing).

Lining up at just 9.9mm thick and 344g in weight, the new G Pad rocks a 4200mAh battery.

Looking to appease all manner of consumer tastes, the Korean manufacturer has confirmed the tablet will come in four hues, with the standard black and white options being joined by luminous orange and luminous blue devices.

Despite heading to certain European markets this week, don’t expect to see the G Pad 8.0 in the UK just yet. LG has stated the tablet’s UK arrival has been ‘confirmed for 2014’ but failed to be any more precise than that.

Pricing is still unclear although expect the device to be relatively kind to your wallet.

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