Japanese tech firm, Panasonic, has launched its first smartphone of the year, the Panasonic Eluga Turbo, in India.
The mid-range smartphone has surprising qualities in memory specs- it comes bearing a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which is unusual for a mid-range smartphone.
The device has been made available exclusively via Snapdeal. Registration for pre-orders is already on with the first sale to be delivered on January 27, 2016. Prospective buyers will have to dole out Rs. 10,999 (that’s about 33,000 Naira) to get the phone.
The dual-SIM supporting device comes in a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front and Asahi Dragontrail glass protection on the back panel. It runs on Android’s Lollipop 5.1 OS skinned with FitHome UI.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. This is further coupled with 3 GB RAM. As mentioned before, the Eluga Turbo bears 32 GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via a microSD card up to 32 GB.
The new smartphone has a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5 MP front camera is also on board for taking selfies and making video calls. In the connectivity section, the handset supports 4G LTE, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.0, and Micro-USB.
Measuring 142.4 x 71.2 x 6.95 mm, the Panasonic Eluga Turbo is backed by a 2350 mAh battery and will be available in Marine Blue, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold colour options.
Speaking during the launch, Panasonic India’s Business Head of Mobility Division, Pankaj Rana, said there’s more to come.
“India’s technology market in 2016 will be focusing on ‘Make in India’ and 4G enabled devices as an innovation-driven economy has led to the expansion of software and services. With the rollout of 4G/LTE telecommunications technology, we have developed new 4G/LTE compatible models across our product range. The objective of Eluga Turbo is to provide consumers with a premium design and performance,” he said.