Panasonic launches an affordable phablet P55 with a 5.5-inch HD display

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Panasonic has launched a new affordable phablet in the form of P55, which is priced at Rs. 10,290. The Panasonic P55 features a 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, and a 2,500 mAh battery.

Panasonic P55 White Front Back

The device, which is quite slim at just 7.9mm, features a unique mosaic structure on the back and chamfered edges on the sides. It is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It is a dual-SIM smartphone and comes with various software features such as double-tap gesture to lock or unlock the device, Gesture Play, and Pop-i Player. The Gesture Play is a gesture-based feature allows users to launch apps directly from the home screen. Pop-I Player allows multitasking while video playback.

With technology constantly changing it allows our brand to push boundaries and create new and exciting products that are customized according to the needs and requirements of the Indian market. With continuous innovation as our baseline strategy, the new P55 gives our consumers the ability to operate their smartphone seamlessly while meeting the easily accessibility aspect.

- Mr. Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India

Panasonic P55 Specifications

  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD Display, HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB internal storage and a microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • 8MP primary camera, autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, and microUSB v20 port
  • 2,500 mAh battery, 149.7 x 77 x 7.9 mm, and 148 grams

Panasonic has been launching a number of devices under the price range of Rs. 10,000, all of them are dual-SIM ones. Looks like they know consumer preferences and needs but they haven't been able to launch any best-seller yet and the presence of ultra-cheap offerings from Xiaomi and Asus is making it even harder for them.

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