One of the world’s leading electronic producers Panasonic have finally stepped into the lime light after almost 5 years with an unexpected announcement of  its first Android mobile device for the European market, a smartphone going by the name of “Eluga”. The phone’s specs include a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 resolution qHD display, a super thin and light body, weighing only 103 grams with a thickness of 7.8mm, making it just a bit thicker than the Droid RAZR. There’s 8GB of onboard memory, an 8MP camera, a dual-core 1GHz processor support for NFC . It can even share and stream content to your TV wirelessly, thanks to a neat-sounding ‘Swipe and Share’ function.

Panasonic Eluga (© Panasonic)

Unfortunately, it will only have Android 2.3, not 4.0, though Panasonic says that updates to Ice Cream Sandwich will come in the summer of 2012. The Eluga which is due to be released in April also features a water and dust proof casing and is said to be quite lightweight and thin. More news about the device is expected next week at MWC till then we’ll be keeping an eye out for more details as they emerge.


Panasonic Eluga (© Panasonic) Panasonic Eluga (© Panasonic)


Source: Panasonic