Panasonic, a Japanese company, made its first foray in the world of smartphones today, launching the Eluga with a 4.3″ qHD OLED display and Android on board.
The Eluga was shown off at MWC, along with the Eluga Power, and comes with IP57 certification. If you don’t know what that means, I’ll put it in simple terms – the Eluga couple is more resistant to dust and water than the devices which haven’t specifically been IP57 certified.
Quick specs –
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradable to ICS
- 4.3″ OLED qHD display
- 1 GHz dual core processor
- 8 MP main camera, LED flash, no front facing camera
- 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, not expandable
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth
- Dust and Water resistant
- 1150 mAh battery
I don’t quite understand what is really worth the price in this device. IP57 certification, 4.3″ OLED display and a dual core processor apart, there’s nothing else that’s not ordinary. I’d say something like €280 would be better, off contract. The price is too high, off contract, but I’m waiting for a with-contract price, because contracts are common in Europe, unlike in India/China.