LG has finally launched the G Pad 8.0 tablet in India and it has done so quietly, as the slate is yet to get an officially reveal in the country. But it is now available for purchase online. The fact that the device is almost a year old could be one of the reasons why we haven’t heard of its arrival from the company or there could be a formal unveiling planned for the coming days too.
The LG G Pad 8.0 was announced back in May of 2014 along with a smaller 7-inch sibling. The latter is yet to make its way into the country, but imported models can be purchased through a new e-commerce websites. The slate in question comes in two models, Wi-Fi only and cellular with LTE support. Sadly, only the first option is on sale in the country.
The LG tablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and is accompanied by various software enhancements. There’s Knock Code for added security, QPair 2.0 which lets you connect the tablet to a smartphone to directly get notifications and access to messages and calls, Dual Window for split screen multitasking, and a few camera-related functions.
Hardware-wise, the G Pad 8.0 is a mid-range release. It offers an 8-inch 1280 x 800 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC. The cameras here comprise of a 1.3MP front imager and a 5MP main shooter on the rear. Additionally, the tablet has 1GB RAM, 16GB storage and a 4200mAh battery.
LG G Pad 8.0 specs:
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor
– 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 64GB expandable
– 8-inch 1280 x 800 pixel IPS LCD touch screen
– Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n
– 4200mAh battery
– 1.3MP front shooter, 5MP rear camera
You can purchase the LG G Pad 8.0 through Snapdeal at Rs 17999. The seller is offering a free flip cover with every unit.