Panasonic India has launched a new entry-level Android-powered smartphone called Panasonic Eluga I9. Like the existing Eluga lineup, this is a budget-oriented smartphone with feature-rich specifications for the price tag that the device is being offered.
The smartphone maker has decided to sell this device on Flipkart, and the device will be available from 15th December in Champagne Gold and Blue Colour shade.
In terms of design and aesthetics, the smartphone offers a plastic unibody design, with the metallic paint job on the top, which gives a rich feeling to the device. There are no new elements on the design, for the untrained eye, the smartphone should look premium in all aspects. Let’s move towards the real-deal of any smartphones AKA, the tech specifications.
Like always, let us begin with the display. The company has struck with the basics and offers a 5.0-inch HD 720p IPS LCD screen, protected by 2.5D curved tempered glass on the top. This display is paired with MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core SoC, paired with 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot (up to 128 GB).
The Panasonic Eluga I9 does feature dual SIM card slots with 4G LTE and VoLte capability on both the slots. Standard connectivity features like the WiFi, Bluetooth, and analogue FM radio are also supported on the device.
The USB of this smartphone is the main camera. The company claims that the 13 MP main camera is highly optimized to reproduce high-quality photos and comes with inbuilt photo editing apps. For the selfie camera, the smartphone maker has settled with a 5 MP shooter (fixed focus). The phone does offer a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, which is placed on the back.
The smartphone runs on Android Nougat based operating system with custom UI on the top. Do note that, the device has software navigations keys instead of the capacitive navigation keys.
Here is the official product statement from Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India:
“It has been a continuous effort by brand Panasonic to make innovative and high-quality products easily accessible to the consumers. The new generation smartphone Eluga I9 fits perfectly into the users hands and gives a good grip. It is a blend of great style, powerful performance and quality entertainment experience. Catering to the audience who are particularly keen on photo editing on mobile we have provided the user with different and interesting camera modes which allows the user to add some fun to their pictures.”
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