Panasonic after launching P55 Nova last week has today made official of its latest smartphone in Eluga series, that too with metal frame which is based on CNC metal grinding technology. The Panasonic Eluga Z features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) OnCell HD AMOLED display and it is powered by 1.4GHz True Octa-Core processor with 2GB of RAM and it includes a 16GB of internal storage, which can further expandable via microSD card support. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, and the dual-SIM smartphone sports an 13MP rear camera with LED flash and FullHD (1080p) video recording and houses a 5MP front-facing camera. But the phone only offers 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG and packs a 2050mAh battery.
Available to buy in Champagne Gold, Ivory White & Midnight Blue colors. The Panasonic Eluga Z is priced at Rs 13,490, will go on sale exclusively with a free Leathger Flip Cover, a Transparent Protective Case and a Protective Screen Gaurd. It has the option for single-hand usage, stylish FitHome interface, gesture based functions like Double Tap to Lock/Unlock, Smart Swipe functionality and has support for 21 regional languages.
Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India said:
With an aim to meet the needs of our consumers and their changing needs, the new smartphone showcases the convergence of Panasonic’s pioneering technology and consumer insight. The device offers great functionality and design, accompanied by a comprehensive system of applications that reliably address the needs of our evolving customers.
Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said:
At Panasonic, we believe in incorporating features in our devices which cater the customers demand. In line with this, we have come up with our new CNC grinding based metal device with Fabric textured back which supports features like connectivity to Pen-drive & Indian regional language support.
What I expect is that with such price and hardware and software key features it would be best to offer 4G LTE connectivity options. But it doesn’t.