Panasonic revives the Eluga brand with a new Android smartphone for India

Panasonic revives the Eluga brand with a new Android smartphone for India
While being busy manufacturing and advertising ultra-rugged Windows-powered mobile devices, Panasonic also has the time to sell Android smartphones. The company’s been offering affordable Android handsets in India lately, and now it’s getting ready to announce a new device there. Unlike the previous handsets made for the Indian market, the new one will be from the Eluga series, which gave us a few large-screened smartphones back in 2012.

For now, Panasonic doesn’t provide too many details about its new Eluga smartphone, only saying that it’s “designed for the new generation.” However, we assume that the handset is the Panasonic Eluga U, which, according to GFXBench, runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The Eluga U is also supposed to feature a 5-inch display with 720 x 1,280 pixels, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera.

The new Eluga smartphone will be announced by Panasonic India “soon,” so it shouldn't be long until we find out more about it.

sources: Panasonic India (1) (2), GFXBench



1. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I like Panasonic! They make the best TVs! Good luck to them.

7. steedsofwar unregistered

I like this because it looks like the nexus 4. That phone had one of the most timeless designs. Shame about the internal processor though.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I wish more consumer brands would make Android phone. Philips, Hitachi, Siemens. .etc etc

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lots of people (me included) wouldn't really trust them to provide regular software updates and such...

4. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

You got a point there - the last thing we need is companies just chasing fast profits but without REAL COMMITMENT to users.

5. imparanoic

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

Philips has a few low end android phones, most recent is the w6600, release last month the fact is not whether these manufacturers release identiclone android phones, is how the make their phone with a unique selling point/feature to differentiate them from the other main companies and cheap china makes

6. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

I love panasonic

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