Panasonic Eluga hits Germany on the way to U.K. launch on April 24th
there is no microSD port on the phone. On the back of the handset is an 8MP camera that also captures video. Android 2.3.5 is installed although an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is expected this summer. The Panasonic ELUGA also carries support for NFC. The 1150mAh battery seems wimpy and Panasonic says it is good for 12 days of standby and 4 hours of talk time.
Those interested in the Panasonic ELUGA but need more in the way of specs, might want to wait for its higher-end brother. The Panasonic ELUGA power is expected to offer a 5 inch 720p display, launch with Android 4.0 installed and have the power of being driven by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor. This unit will also feature a microSD slot while still offering protection from water and dust. Pre-orders are being taken by overseas retailers like Clove in the U.K., but keep in mind that this is considered a premium device and is priced as such. That means turning over 478.8 GBP, which is approximately $764 USD, for the phone. This model will be launched sometime later this month so you don't have too long to wait.
Back at MWC 2012, we were able to get our hands on both the Panasonic ELUGA and the Panasonic ELUGA power. Don't forget to check them out!
1. Sinaps (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)
Looks good. Would this ever come to the states?
3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1429; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
What a great design Android phone. Samsung should copy that instead of iPhone.
6. MEeee (Posts: 163; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Why Apple always relied on Samsung for their processors and displays?
Apple can't innovate sh*t.
7. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
The design of the ELUGA is worse than the iPhone's design.
4. Mozarrt (Posts: 285; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Why doesn't this phone have a LED flash on it. Weird Japanese.
5. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
u know, that was lookin like a great phone for outdoorsy people right up until they mentioned the battery..
does panasonic also make that 4 foot fold out solar charger we saw in the other article? lol
8. JenApple (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)
I think the Eluga has decent enough specs, but the real appeal is its beautiful design, and the fact that it isn't all that expensive. The waterproof and dustproof coating will come in handy too. Well, they will if you're me anyway. A little clumsy. You can pre-order the Eluga from MobiCity for just £350 if you live in the UK. That's the cheapest I've seen it anyway...
9. hamids9898 (Posts: 16; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
Gingerbread? On a new handset with a 1.5GHz chip? Either ICS is good enough that it comes installed or the manufacturers should have the testicular fortitude to tell Google so.
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