LG announced their new 8-inch Android 7.0 tablet LG G Pad IV 8.0 FHD LTE in South Korea yesterday, on July 3. LG usually launch their tablet internationally after a month or two as well, and this should be the case with the LG G Pad IV 8.0 FHD LTE too, which first leaked after it had passed FCC certifications back in April.
The 8-inch LG G Pad tablets were really great at first, and while they are still decent, they have fallen behind their competitors as cutting edge and feature packed tablets. Instead, it seems that this time around, LG is appealing to someone who just wants a light 8-inch Android tablet which is solid and alright, just not packed with the highest specs, because some of the specs have actually been taken down a notch.
For starters, the battery has been shrunken to 3000 mAh, while the processor is a 1.4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, together with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
It has Android 7.0 though, 4G LTE, 5MP front and rear cameras, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and it’s just 6.9mm thick, with a weight of 290 grams, so that’s a mix of decent specs.
The 8-inch screen is also a Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution screen, and LG’s displays are usually good too. The launch price in South Korea is 352 000 Won, which amounts to $305, though this still doesn’t mean that it will be launched for exactly $299 in the US.
Since this tablet has LTE, it will most likely be launched with one of the cellular carriers, and not unlocked. It’s not unusual for the tablets to change names then either when they do get launched through a cellular carrier.
– Tom Bowen