Panasonic still launches Android smartphones: meet the dual SIM P31

Last year, Panasonic stated that it would depart the consumer smartphone business. However, the Japanese company is still releasing handsets for regular users. The latest Panasonic smartphone is the P31, a large device with dual SIM capabilities. 

Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Panasonic P31 sports a 5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels, so it’s obvious that it’s not targeted at users who are looking for advanced features. The handset is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It further comes with an 8MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support (up to 32GB), and a 2,000 mAh battery (there’s an Ultimate Saver feature that helps you save battery life). Connectivity-wise, the P31 offers HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0.

The Panasonic P31 will be launched in India next week for about $196, coming in two color versions: white and “bluish black.” We don’t know if the new smartphone is going to be released anywhere else.

via: Fonearena



1. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

The back looks exactly like the s4

8. GeekMovement unregistered

looks a lot more like the S3 to me.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012


2. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

They are not designing their own phones anymore (apart from the toughpad/toughbook series). They are just rebranding Chinese smartphones and selling them in the developing countries.

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Who are they never herd of them before???

4. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

ummm panasonic has been around for a long time. they were never big in the phone business though

5. techaman unregistered

kishin are you for real panasonic is like the samsung they make and own everything there is a new though phone but it cost almost a thousand dollars.

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I know, they make all manner of appliances, stereo equipment, cordless phones, TVs, DVD and bluray players, VCRs, etc. They're in the same league as Samsung, LG, Sony, Sharp, etc. I never thought I'd ever see someone who hadn't heard of them. IIRC, they made cheaper phones sold on Verizon under the Pantech brand, offering the cheapest 4G LTE phones for a time.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

After a quick search, it appears that Pantech and Panasonic are different companies and have no association. Maybe Pantech is hoping people will associate them with Panasonic, similar to car audio companies like Soundstorm (Sounstream), Rockwood (Rockford Fosgate and Kenwood), etc. Can't say that for certain though.

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow, that screen resolution is horrific. My 5-inch ZTE Supreme is bad enough with a 720p display, I don't know why they would make a 5-inch smartphone with 200ppi density.

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