LG's collaboration with Google is going strong with each passing year. The duo has set a trend in the handset business with two consecutive back-to-back hits like Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Now again they re-affirm confidence with another enthralling device. It's none other than, the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition tablet.
The device has been launched for the US consumers, and is currently being made available for pre-order at $349 (approx. Rs. 21,302). Before the official release, many were referring the G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, as speculated Nexus 8.
Google might be planning an 8-inch Nexus tablet in the future, but as of now LG made G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, is the only option in front of tablet buyers.
The tablet will face tough competition from Nexus 7, which is priced around $230(Rs.14,030).Also, the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition tablet is roughly $50(Rs.3050) cheaper than the iPad Mini with Retina Display-with price starting at $399(Rs.24,344).
Being the Google Play Edition, there are many advantages attached with LG G Pad 8.3. There are no major difference between the original LG G Pad 8.3 and the recently launched special Google Play Edition. The hardware is pretty much the same, but what's special about LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition is the stock Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box. With regular firmware update promised, the G Pad 8.3 Goggle Play Edition is naturally an obvious choice for hardcore Android lovers.
Specs wise, the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition features an 8.3-inch IPS display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The tablet is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of inbuilt-storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. The makers have added a 4,600mAh powerful battery fitted inside.
This metallic clad tablet incorporates a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP (VGA) quality front-facing camera on the front.
There is no word on the global availability of LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition. If it comes to India, GizBot will be the first one to inform you. Till then stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!