Panasonic has been trying for quite some time to get a strong foothold in the Indian budget smartphone segment by launching affordable and value-for-money smartphones, and also pushing them through television and other conventional advertising. Majority of the OEMs are launching budget 4G LTE devices, and Panasonic doesn’t want to be left out. It has just launched its first 4G LTE enabled smartphone in India dubbed Eluga L for Rs. 12,990.
The Panasonic Eluga L features with a 5-inch HD IPS display, a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage space. Panasonic has focused quite a bit on its build quality, and it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and the rear. It has a thickness of just 6.1mm and has a unibody design. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. It is a dual-SIM smartphone, of which, the first SIM card slot is compatible with 4G LTE networks in India, and the second can use 3G SIM cards.
The newly launched Smartphone ELUGA L will enable faster data transfer by not only providing a better bandwidth but also a quicker speed. As cellular data is a part of many people’s lives today, this phone will enable them to utilize the internet in a quicker and richer way thus opening new possibilities in the fast growing technology environment today.
– Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India
Panasonic Eluga L Specifications
- 5-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels, ~294 ppi
- Android 4.4 KitKat with Fit Home UI
- 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 GPU, and 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal storage, expandable by 32GB with microSD card
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash; 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- Dual SIM (4G+3G), 4G LTE (1800 MHz and 2300 MHz), and 3G
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio, MicroUSB port, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
The smartphone will be available in the Radiant Blue colour. The device will come with a free screen guard and a protective case. The smartphone costs a bit too much for the specs on offer, and the Lenovo A6000 Plus might just be a better choice than it.