Panasonic India has silently introduced a new entry-level smartphone in the country today, namely, the Panasonic P100. This basic smartphone comes with 4G LTE and VoLTE support. Also, it packs a fingerprint scanner at a price point of Rs 5,299. For the asking price, the Panasonic P100 competes with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5A (first impressions) and Tenor D (first impressions). The Japanese company also stated that the new phone would be exclusively available on e-commerce portal Flipkart starting tonight.
Panasonic P100 Specifications and Features
Diving into the specifications of the smartphone, it packs a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Interestingly, the display also packs a 2.5D curved glass on top and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass technology. At the heart of the phone, there's a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC with all the four cores clocked at 1.25GHz.
Graphics on the phone will be taken care by Mali-T720 GPU, and the phone comes in two variants- one with 1GB of RAM and the other one with 2GB of RAM. Both the models offer 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card.
The device boots Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and has a fingerprint scanner placed at its rear. Cameras in the smartphone include an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. Both the sensors are accompanied by an LED flash, which is a good thing to see on a budget smartphone.
Connectivity options in the Panasonic P100 include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and a micro USB port is present at the bottom for data transfer and charging. Lastly, the phone is backed by a 2200mAh battery.
Panasonic P100 Pricing, Availability and Launch Offers
Alongside the P100 smartphone, the company also introduced an interesting offer called Gold Utsav consumer offer. Upon purchasing the P100 smartphone, consumers will get a coupon code with which they can win up to 10 grams of Gold.
The Panasonic P100's 1GB of RAM variant costs Rs 5,299, while the 3GB of RAM variant carries a price tag of Rs 5,999. Panasonic stated that it would be selling the device in three colour options- Blue, Black, Gold and Dark Grey.