LG G Pad III 8.0 Launches In South Korea and Canada

Over the past few years the “phablet” concept became the norm, and today, most flagship smartphones are equipped with relatively large displays measuring anywhere between 5 and 6 inches in diagonal. This market shift seems to have had an effect on the tablet market as a whole, with global shipments reportedly dropping for several quarters in a row. Nevertheless, some OEMs don’t feel like giving up on the tablet market just yet, and LG counts among them. The South Korean company has just released the LG G Pad III 8.0 in South Korea and Canada, where prospective customers can acquire the slate for US$275 or US$180 respectively.

The LG G Pad III 8.0 is obviously a direct sequel to last year’s LG G Pad II, and as far as specifications go it appears to overtake both the 8.0 and 8.3-inch LG G Pad II models. The new LG G Pad III 8.0 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box (much like a recent leak suggested) and is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor clocked at frequencies of up to 1.5 GHz per core, along with 2 GB of RAM. In South Korea, the slate is offered with 32 GB of internal storage, whereas customers in Canada will have to make do with 16 GB of on-board memory. Either way, storage can be expanded externally by up to an additional 128 GB through a microSD card. Moving on, the LG G Pad III 8.0 sports an 8.0-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, and draws energy from a 4,800 mAh battery. The components are wrapped in a unibody design measuring 124.1 x 210.7 x 7.9 millimeters, and the whole package weighs 309 grams. Last but not least, it’s worth noting that although the LG G Pad III 8.0 is listed on LG’s official website in Korea as having an 8-megapixel main camera, both Fido and Rogers in Canada list the device along with a 5 MP sensor instead.

The LG G Pad III 8.0 in South Korea is now available for purchase for the rough equivalent of US$275. However, in Canada, Rogers and Fido offer the slate for the price of CAD $240, which converts to roughly US$184 at today’s rate. The tablet is likely to cross the border into the US eventually, but as yet, no official details on when this might happen are known.

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