Panasonic has launched a new Eluga-series smartphone, the Eluga Arc, priced at Rs. 12,490.
The biggest highlight of the Eluga Arc is it features 4G LTE as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE), which means it should allow voice calls via mobile data on supporting networks. It also packs inbuilt IR sensor to control IR based smart home electronic appliances. The company is also targeting the new Eluga Arc to on-the-go professionals as the handset is enabled with Android for Work support.
As for the specifications, the Panasonic Eluga Arc features a 4.7-inch IPS 2.5D curved HD (720x1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz with Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded using a microSD card (up to 32GB).
Other features of the handset include an 8-megapixel rear-camera with LED flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and 1800mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 support. The dual-SIM capable smartphone supports 4G Indian LTE bands, 3G HSPA+, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and other standard connectivity options. The company notes that the Panasonic Eluga Arc will support 4G on only one SIM. On the software front, the handset runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The handset comes in only Black colour option.
Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, "For smartphone users, a major concern is the confidentiality and security of the highly volatile data, with cloud storage usage growing rapidly across segments. This control-sensitive device, which achieves complex tasks with a single fingerprint is personalized for the user and protects the smartphone investment. Our first curved display device in the 4G/LTE series, the Arc is rich in technology innovation, including an inbuilt sensor to operate home automated appliances."