It’s rare that a day goes by without the announcement of a new smartphone in India. This time, it’s Panasonic taking the wraps off of the Eluga Turbo that packs Dual-SIM support, 3GB of RAM, and a 5-inch HD display for Rs. 10,999 ($162). The Eluga Turbo will be available to buy on January 27th from the Indian retailer, Snapdeal. Join us after the break for a rundown on the specifications of Panasonic’s latest smartphone.
Let’s talk about the design first, and it would appear as if Panasonic has taken some inspiration from Sony’s OmniBalance design language, with the Eluga Turbo having a glass back panel (made out of Asahi Dragon Trail Glass) and squared off corners. It isn’t a bad design, and certainly something different from the usual black slab handsets seen at this price point.
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Panasonic’s FlitHome UI
- 5-Inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
- 64-bit Octa-core processor @ 1.5GHz
- 3GB of RAM
- 32GB Internal storage
- MicroSD card support
- 13MP Rear camera with LED Flash, Full HD video recording @ 30FPS
- 5MP Front camera
- Dual-SIM/ 4G/ 3G HSPA+ connectivity
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- Battery: 2,350mAh
- 6.95mm Thick
The Eluga Turbo is currently a Snapdeal exclusive (you’ll need to register your interest), and will be available in Marine Blue, Champagne Gold, and Rose Gold colours.
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