Panasonic today presented a relatively compact smartphone, the Panasonic Eluga Prim, that comes with a 5-inch display and is powered by a quad-core processor.
The HD resolution display is layered by 2.5D curved Asahi glass and has a circular fingerprint sensor cum home button mounted below it. The 1.2GHz quad-core chipset firing Android Marshmallow based software on the display is assisted by 3GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
The dual SIM phone has a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5MP front-facing shooter for selfies. The Panasonic Eluga Prim is 7.88mm slim and is reasonably light at 145 grams. Other notable highlights include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 2800 mAh battery.
So, basically, the specs are pretty generic, but the slick design and the fact that it feels reasonably compact in a sea of 5.5-inch phones could help it sail through. The Panasonic Eluga Trim will be available at offline and online stores in Gold and Gun Metal Silver colors for 10,990 INR, which sounds about reasonable considering offline availability.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, “The Eluga Prim is a great example of the combination of style and security. We at Panasonic believe in not only great software and hardware but also quality and sturdy design of our phones. Fingerprint scanning has emerged as the most popular biometric technology to keep your data secure. The fast fingerprint scanner will be able to recognize your fingers and thumbs in a split second and also will act as a home button. The sleek Eluga Prim strikes a neat balance between the two.”
He added, “Panasonic Eluga Prim is yet another smartphone from Panasonic in the affordable range for the Indian market. This phone comes with top-end features but at an affordable price tag. With 3GB RAM and storage up to 128 GB, it provides the user with latest features in a smartphone. For Panasonic India, it is a step towards making the lives of the consumers easier and their data secure.”
Pansonic Eluga Prim Specifications and Features
|Phone||Panasonic Eluga Prim|
|Display & Resolution||5 (12.7 cm) IPS HD display with On-Cell technology|
|Processor||1.25GHz Quad Core|
|Memory||3GB RAM / 16GB Internal memory upgradeable up to 128GB|
|Battery||2500 mAh (Removable)|
|Camera||13MP AF Rear Camera with triple LED flash & 5MP Front camera|
|Wireless communication technologies||Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Global Positioning System (A-GPS), FM with RDS, 4G VoLTE|
|Sensors||Front Finger Print Sensor, Proximity, Accelerometer & Ambient Light Sensor|
|Features||Fingerprint Scanner, 4G VoLTE, Dual SIM, Dedicated card slot|
|Colour||Gold with White Display Panel & Gun Metal Silver with Black Display Panel|