Days after launching the Panasonic P101 smartphone, Japanese electronics company, Panasonic has unveiled yet another entry-level smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as the Panasonic Eluga i7, the smartphone comes with an 18:9 display, beefy 4000mAh battery and offers a fingerprint scanner too. However, the major letdown for the device is MediaTek processor. The Panasonic Eluga i7 will be available exclusively on Flipkart in three colour options- Blue, Black and Gold. It’s priced at Rs 6,499, and interested customers can purchase it from the e-commerce portal starting April 24.
Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India said: “Panasonic has always been focusing on delivering the ultimate mobile experience. The all-new Eluga I7 with Big View display is designed to target the youth who like to keep it handy & stylish, ensuring that the users get a seamless display experience for everything they view on their smartphones. The powerful smartphone comes with 4000mAh battery and 8MP front and rear camera, both with led flash, to capture your best memories.”
The Panasonic Eluga i7 comes with a 5.65-inch HD+ with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio and carries a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels. At the heart of the phone, Panasonic has added a MediaTek MT6737H SoC which is a quad-core SoC with all the cores clocked at 1.3GHz. Graphics in the device will be taken care by the Mali-T720 GPU.
The phone comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. This dual-SIM smartphone comes laden with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, but there’s no scope for Android Oreo update though. Also, Panasonic did not mention the availability of its virtual assistant Arbo on the Eluga i7.
Cameras in the smartphone include an 8MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera; Both the cameras come with an LED flash support. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the back of the phone, and the device offers 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS and a micro USB port for charging & data transfer. And the USP of the smartphone is the 4000mAh battery, which unfortunately lacks fast charging support.
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