Folks eager to lay their hands on a 5 incher of a smartphone, but itching for more options than the present ones, can take a look at the Panasonic Eluga Power. The recently announced handset not only flaunts a 5-inch LCD screen, but also runs on the Ice Cream Sandwich platform, something that many Android loyalists may approve of.
The Panasonic device boasts of a 9.6mm sleek chassis which hides a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip and an 1800mAh battery. Once the battery dies out, it should only take about 30 minutes for it to power up by approximately 50 percent. An 80 percent fresh supply calls for about 57 minutes of charging, an aspect that the company refers to as a superfast charging capability. With Ice Cream Sandwich onboard, potential users probably know that they will have an NFC enabled device on their hands.
Toshiya Matsumura, General Manager, Head of Mobile Communications, Panasonic System Communications Europe, states, “The Eluga power is a real landmark for us as it redefines everything a modern smartphone should be. For too long, smartphones have either compromised on looks to embrace new features or dropped functionality in the pursuit of the perfect form. The Eluga Power marks a true turning point – delivering both high performance and high-end style. In developing the Eluga Power, we refused to compromise and remained ambitious. That’s how we’ve managed to deliver the convenience of a 5-inch HD screen and superfast charging, make it water and dustproof, as well as add impressive features like NFC and a 1.5GHz processor. All in a slim, pocket-friendly and stylish smartphone.”
The Panasonic Eluga Power handset is water- and dust-proof, making it a durable option to consider for rugged use while on the move. The 8GB onboard memory and the external storage capacity which is expandable up to 32GB, may just be what owners need to stay entertained whenever possible. As for those wondering about the camera, this handset features a front-facing one as well as a primary 8MP snapper with AF, 8x digital zoom and full HD video recording capabilities for ardent photographers chewing over purchasing it.
The Panasonic Eluga Power release date and price details can be expected to come out soon enough.