More Details on the Panasonic 'ELUGA' Android Phone; Separate Premium Phone to Follow


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Panasonic officially released some more details and pics of their first Android smartphone that we shared with you last week. The ELUGA is the name of the device, and it actually stands for "elegant user-oriented gateway". The device also comes with some excellent specs, and pretty good looking aesthetics (although that is obviously subjective). Here's another more detailed breakdown of features and specs than we had in our previous story:
  • Thin aluminum frame and IP57-certified body - meaning impermeable to dust, as well as immersible in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes
  • Only 0.3 inches (7.8mm) and 3.63oz (103g) thick
  • 66% screen-to-body ratio with an ultra-thin and practically non-existent screen side bezel
  • 4.3" qHD OLED display
  • 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor
  • 8GB of storage memory
  • HSPA+ 4G radio plus NFC chip
  • 8MP camera
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch - but, Ice Cream Sandwich coming in the summer
What is particularly interesting is that there has been some additional rumors filtering out from Panasonic, that this will actually not be their highest-end, "Premium" phone. Supposedly, there will be another phone launched at MWC by Panasonic that will be even higher spec'ed than this one. The other "Premium" will supposedly house some new screen technology from Panasonic as well as a new LUMIX technology camera. It will be interesting to see how this pans out. If the ELUGA isn't their highest end phone, then whatever surprise phone they announce at MWC next week could be something pretty astounding.

Source: PhoneArena
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