Panasonic, the Japanese smartphone brand, which is well-known for televisions and electronic products today announced the launch of a new smartphone, dubbed, the Panasonic P95. The highlight of the smartphone is it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, instead of a MediaTek chipset. Panasonic, in the media statement, stated that the phone comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor which could be the Snapdragon 212 SoC. The Nokia 2 launched last year also comes with the same SoC. The smartphone’s price has been set at Rs 4,999, but during the Flipkart Big Shopping Day Sale from May 13 to May 16, it will be available for Rs 3,999 only.
The Panasonic P95 sports a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It has a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor powering it, and it bears in 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB via the dedicated microSD card slot. The phone draws power from a 2300mAh battery and runs on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat, which provides access to the split screen and bundled notification features.
On the camera front, the Panasonic P95 comes with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera. There’s a Professional model as well inside the camera app, which allows the user to control exposure and Red-Eye Reduction. There are other modes such as Auto Scene detection, Live Filters like Sepia, Mono and Aqua incorporated in the camera app.
Panasonic did not add the popular Face Unlock feature to the device. Instead, it kept the standard Android Nougat Smart Lock feature unchanged. The Smart Lock features are Trusted Face recognition and the Trusted Voice. The Smart Lock feature also adapts to trusted locations like car or home, Bluetooth devices and unlocks the phone for the user. With the On body detection feature, the phone remains unlocked as long as it’s in the user’s hand and locks itself as soon as they put it away.
The device will be exclusively available on Flipkart in three colours- Blue, Gold and Dark Grey. The device comes with connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and micro USB port. It has the basic sensors such as Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light. Panasonic also revealed that it would be bundling a protective case inside the retail box. The phone measures 7.95mm in thickness and weighs 164grams.