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LG G Pad 8.0 now available for purchase in India

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LG’s mid-range tablet, the G Pad 8.0 is now up for grabs in India carrying a price tag of Rs. 17,999. The tablet was announced last year in July, so it has taken a while to land in the country. The company will offer a free flip cover for the tablet as well, which is a good freebie to get along with the device.

The pricing appears to be a little too steep, considering the amount of competition it faces in the country. Xiaomi’s recently launched Mi Pad 7.9 offers substantially improved hardware for a fraction of the cost, so we think LG needs to rethink the pricing strategy of the tablet for it to have any impact on the market.

LG G Pad 8.0 specifications:

· 8.0-inch 1280×800 display

· 342 grams, 9.9mm thickess

· 5MP primary camera

· 1.3MP front camera

· 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 chipset

· 16GB of storage

· 1GB of RAM

· Android 4.4 KitKat

· 3G support

· 4,200 mAh battery

LG will offer the G Pad 8.0 in black and white color variants. Even though the tablet has 3G support, it doesn’t support voice calling over cellular networks, so your usage will be limited to browsing and downloading content. The company is endorsing the QPair 2.0 feature, which pairs the device with other smartphones to offer call and message notifications when your phone is away.

The smartphone will be available directly through Snapdeal, where the retailer has an additional 5% off for customers of HDFC Bank debit cards. [Snapdeal]