LG, soon after launching
smartphone, has now introduced the 3G-variant of the G Pad 8.0 tablet in India. The tablet is now listed on the company's site
with pricing; however, there is no word yet on availability.
Priced at Rs. 21,000, the 3G-variant of the LG G Pad 8.0 comes with single-SIM (Micro-SIM) support. A Wi-Fi only variant of the LG G Pad 8.0 already went on sale last month via a third-party online retailer at Rs. 17,999.
It's worth noting that LG globally launched the LG G Pad 8.0 in two models - Wi-Fi only and LTE. The company appears however to have debuted a third-variant (3G + Wi-Fi) for the Indian market.
The LG G Pad 8.0 3G features an 8-inch IPS display with a WXGA (1280x800 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (unspecified) coupled with 1GB of RAM, and features 16GB of inbuilt storage with microSD card support (expandable up to 64GB).
The tablet features a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front camera, and a 4200mAh battery. The LG G Pad 8.0 measures 210.8x124.2x9.95mm, but LG has not listed the weight of the 3G variant on its site. It would be close to the Wi-Fi only and LTE variants however, with the G Pad 8.0 weighing 342 grams, and the G Pad 8.0 LTE weighing 344 grams. The LG G Pad 8.0 is available in Black and White colours.
The Android 4.4 KitKat-based tablet's highlight is that it shares the same UI as seen in the company's former flagship, the LG G3. In addition, the device includes QPair 2.0, through which users can connect to their smartphones with Bluetooth to conveniently answer phone calls, receive notifications, and send text messages, directly from their LG tablet.
Other features on the LG G Pad 8.0 include Touch and Shoot, Gesture Shot, Smart Keyboard, and Knock Code. The Touch and Shoot feature enables users to tap anywhere on the tablet screen to focus the subject automatically and shoot images. The Gesture Shot feature lets users click a selfie shot via the tablet's front-facing camera with the help of a simple gesture. The users would have to open and close the palms of their hands, after which a countdown timer of three seconds starts.