Panasonic has launched a new Eluga-series smartphone, the Eluga Note, priced at Rs. 13,290. The company has confirmed that the Panasonic Eluga Note will be available via offline retailers across India.
The biggest highlight of the Eluga Note is it features 4G LTE as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE), which means it should allow voice calls over mobile data on supporting networks like the upcoming Reliance Jio network. The new Panasonic Eluga Note sports textured back design with removable back cover. The company says it is targeting youth with its latest offering.
As for the specifications, the Panasonic Eluga Note features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) LTPS (low temperature polycrystalline silicon) display with a pixel density of 403ppi.
It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage which can be additionally expanded using a microSD card (up to 32GB).
Other features of the handset include a 16-megapixel rear-camera with triple-LED flash and f1.9 aperture. It bears a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and is backed by a 3000mAh battery. 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 Panasonic Eluga Note also packs inbuilt IR sensor to control IR based smart home electronic appliances. The smartphone will be available in Champagne Gold colour only.
The company notes that the Panasonic Eluga Note will support 4G on only one SIM. On the software front, the handset runs FitHome UI on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company says that its proprietary FitHome UI is focused on providing single thumb-flick access to apps on the home screen.
Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, "Eluga Note equipped with full HD display, faster processing power and superior camera empowers the consumer to perform all their task at ease thereby making their life smarter and efficient. We are confident with Eluga Note, will enhance our market share as an emerging smartphones brand and further strengthen our position in the price band of Rs. 10,000-15,000".