Verizon seems ready to expand its tablet portfolio by adding the yet to be released LG G Pad 8.3, which has already made an appearance on the Internet, thanks to @evleaks.
Evan Nelson Blass, better known as phone leaker @evleaks on Twitter, revealed in one of his recent posts how the LG G Pad 8.3 will look like. This year definitely seems to be the year of 8-inch tablets, as Samsung has the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 in store for us, Asus is reportedly working on an Intel-powered 8-inch Nexus and LG prepares to launch the G Pad 8.3.
Verizon’s history with tablets isn’t that great, however. The red carrier only added the LTE Nexus 7 to its offer this Thursday, as until then it didn’t even allow customers to activate the LTE version of Asus and Google’s tablet on its network. A 37MB update was pushed to the LTE Nexus 7 in order to make it fully compatible with Verizon’s network. It should be noted that The Big Red will also add the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition and the Samsung Galaxy NotePro to its offer in the upcoming weeks.
Back to the LG G Pad 8.3, though, its specs are quite good, but not exactly high-end. This Android tablet is supposed to come with a 8.3-inch display with 1920 x 1200 pixels, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 running at 1.7Ghz paired with an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There are no details on whether the storage can be furthermore expanded via a microSD card. Its thirst for energy should be easily quenched by the 4,600 mAh battery. The G Pad 8.3 will sport two cameras, a 5 MP one in the back for photos and videos, as well as a 1.3 MP front-facing camera for video calls. The tablet features support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
Android device manufacturers are known to deliver their high-end products with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, and the G Pad 8.3 makes no exception. LG will offer Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, and future updates should be delivered promptly.
Neither Verizon, nor LG commented on when the G Pad 8.3 will be launched, but given that the leaked image and technical specs come from @evleaks, there shouldn’t be any doubts regarding the existence of this tablet. Still, it’s great to see that the market diversifies and the carriers are not reluctant about expanding their offer of tablets.