If it wasn’t for those last moment leaks, LG’s Google Play Edition of the G Pad 8.3 would have definitely taken everyone by surprise. While GPE devices are limited to the US, various retailers are shipping them worldwide. For those in India looking to lay their hands on the new pure Android slate can do so by shelling out a little under Rs 30,000.
Online retailer Shopyourworld has issued a press release stating that the LG G Pad 8.3 is available for purchase through its website. Now, just so you known, LG hasn’t launched the device in India as yet and the seller will be importing it from the US. What’s also worth noting is that there’s no mention of any seller warranty, but a 30-day replacement is ‘guaranteed.’
The benefit of the G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition over the regular version is that it comes with a vanilla version of Android that’s sans any customization from LG, which some might find to be quite useful. Then there are quick software updates that arrive just weeks after a new version of Android is released. What makes the tablet an alluring pick is its industrial design which dons an aluminum rear panel. Also, the specs are quite drool-worthy.
Here’s a quick look at the key specifications:
– Platform: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Display: 8.3-inch FHD IPS panel
– Processor: Quad core Snapdragon 600 @ 1.7GHz
– Memory: 2GB RAM; 16GB storage
– Camera: 5MP rear, 1.3MP front
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
– Battery: 4600mAh Li-Polymer
– Dimensions: 216.8mm x 126.5mm x 8.3mm
– Weight: 338 grams
Those interested in picking up the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition tablet can order it at the Shopyourworld website through this link. Deliveries are said to commence in 10 to 14 working days.