Panasonic is on an Android revival spree, and a stellar one at that, judging from the just-announced DMC-CM1 camera-centric handset. After reviving the Eluga brand, Panasonic is now placing phone functions in a compact camera, Galaxy K zoom-style, but seemingly does it way better than Samsung.
As for the smartphone aspect of things, the Panasonic DMC-CM1 is no slouch, unlike its midrange K zoom competitor. It sports a 4.7" 1080p display, which returns the whopping 469ppi pixel density, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, LTE modem, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a microSD slot for expansion. Best of all, it is just 21mm thick at the lens, while the phone part itself is the bearable 15.2mm (the K zoom is 16.6mm there). The new Panasonic hybrid weighs 7.2 oz (204g), which is quite decent for its capabilities, and as much as the K zoom weighs.
Actually, there are only two unpleasant bits about the new Panasonic DMC-CM1 phone - the 2600 mAh battery, which is on the low end for today's flagship capacities standards, and the price. The tag is purported to be around EUR 900 (~$1164), with limited initial launch in several countries pegged for some time in November. Any takers for the world's perfect vacation phone?