Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.

Notifications

Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

www.phonearena.com

Panasonic P-02E Android smartphone is real, clears the FCC on its way to Japan

5
Panasonic
So, it turns out that the Panasonic P-02E exists not only in the realm of speculations. The smartphone has been given the green light by the FCC, and a few more details about it can be extracted from its filing. As expected, the device is headed to Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. In addition to the usual connectivity features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, there's also support for LTE, NFC, and mobile TV (yup, it has a retractable antenna). Interestingly, the handset also has wireless charging capabilities, which is always nice.

The Panasonic P-02E leaked not long ago, along with several of its hardware features, revealed by a server log. It is clearly a high-end Android device, judging by the fact that it has a 1920 by 1080 pixel display, presumably around 5 inches in size. It is also known that it runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, but that's pretty much all for now in terms of specifications. Like many other smartphones sold in Japan, the Panasonic P-02E will probably be waterproof, but that's just a guess.

Since Panasonic will retain its focus solely on its homeland market in order to trim down its losses, we aren't expecting the P-02E, or any of the company's phones, for that matter, to be released in the U.S. or Europe. That's why even though the device now has the FCC's seal of approval, you'll probably never see it on a retailer's shelve near you.

source: FCC via Techkiddy


New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless