LG unveiled an LTE version of its G Pad 8.0, “in an effort to expand its leadership in LTE from smartphones to tablets”.
The company said that the addition of 4G support delivers “blazing fast outdoor connectivity and portability for on-the-go media consumption”. It also features “the best of the LG G3 smartphone’s premium user experience”.
“Today’s on-the-go consumers demand speed and convenience wherever they are, at any time. If a 4G LTE infrastructure is in place, we want LG products to be the first to take advantage of the fast network,” said Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG’s Mobile Communications business.
LG has made a strong push into LTE, with more than one-third of its smartphones shipped this year supporting the technology.
In addition to its 8-inch screen, the device has a 1.2GHz quadcore processor with 1GB of RAM. It has 16GB of onboard storage with microSD expansion slot and 5MP main camera.
It is shipping in “key European countries”, to be followed by markets in Central and South America, Asia and CIS “in the weeks to follow”.