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Panasonic Launches ELUGA: Stylish and Slim Android smartphone in Europe

Feb 22, 2012
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Say hello to Panasonic's new smartphone - the ELUGA - an ultra-slim, high specification waterproof smartphone for the style conscious in Europe.

The ELUGA - whose name stems from the phrase 'elegant user-oriented gateway' - weighs in at just 103g, making it the lightest Android™ smartphone in Europe. As well as being waterproof, the ELUGA packs one of the largest screen ratio on the market - with a display comprising 66% of the phone's body, thanks to its super-thin frame.

With a 7.8mm profile along the entire length of the phone, the ultra-slim D shape is designed not to ruin the line of clothes - even the ELUGA's high quality 8MP camera lens lies flat against the phone's chassis.

Its unique specifications include:

  • International standard IP57 water and dustproofing. Protected for up to a depth of 1 metre for up to 30 minutes in water, and protected against dust (75 micrometers or less in diameter/no harmful deposit) if left near or in it for eight hours or less.
  • Near-field communication (NFC) technology, meaning the phone is ready for 'no touch' interactions, including contactless payments.
  • Swipe and Share, letting users wirelessly 'throw' pictures from their phone to a TV or cloud service, or stream movies from their phone to a TV. The VieraRemote app also enables the phone to be used as a remote control for other electronic devices in the home (such as a Viera TV, DIGA Blu-ray player and recorder, home cinema system, or digital still camera).

The ELUGA will also feature 'eco mode', Panasonic's unique power-saving technology which provides significant environmental benefit by shutting down non-essential features when the phone is running low on battery power.

Panasonic ELUGA Specifications

Dimensions 123 x 62 x 7,8mm
Display 4,3"/ 10,9cm; QHD (960x540)
Memory 8 GB integrated memory
GPS On Board
Weight 103g
Battery 1150 mAh Battery (integrated)
USB Connection Micro USB Connector
Headset 3,5mm Headset Plug
Internet Connection GPRS/ EDGE/ HSDPA 14.4Mbps;
HSUPA 5.76Mbps (HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps)
Baseband 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / Band1, Band8
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
SIM-Card Micro SIM
Processor 1GHz Processor (Dual Core)
Operating System Android™ Gingerbread 2.3.5
Update to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.x in Summer 2012
Camera 8MP-AF Camera
NFC On Board
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Waterproof&Dustproof IP57
GB-English Color Silver/ Black
G-Sensor On Board
Ambient Light Sensor On Board
*Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

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