Panasonic has today unveiled a new mid range smartphone in its Eluga series- Eluga Switch. This smartphone comes bundled with JBL headset in the box and is priced at 19,990 INR.
The main highlight of this device is that its UI can orient itself at all angles. This means if you rotate your phone the complete UI rotates along with it. Since the display is flanked by speakers on both top and bottom, you can attend or make calls even if your phone is held upside down.
Eluga Switch boasts a 5.5 inch full HD IPS OGS display with Asahi Dragon Trail Glass, and with smudge resistant Oleophobic coating on top. It is powered by 1.5 GHz octa core Snapdragon 615 SoC assisted by 2GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, which cannot be extended as it doesn’t have a microSD card slot.
Eluga Switch packs a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, and can record 1080p videos. An 8 MP front camera with 84 degree wide angle lens is also present to capture wide frame selfies. It is backed by juicy 2910mAh battery with unspecified talk time and standby time.
On the software front, Eluga Switch runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with Reversible UI on top. Eluga Switch also comes with 4G LTE connectivity. Other connectivity options include EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, Micro USB port with USB OTG support and 3.5mm audio jack.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India said, “We have been successful in building an exhaustive and robust range of smartphones in India, starting April 2013. As our presence in the market has expanded significantly and to get the best of this growing segment, the Eluga Switch is our answer to the consumer’s demand for a Panasonic engineered premium smartphone. As we see immense growth opportunities in the Smartphone segment, we have introduced the Switch which synthesizes Panasonic’s flagship Japanese technology with preferences of the Indian consumer into one, easy-to-use, seamless smartphone.”
Key Specifications of Panasonic Eluga Switch:
|Model||Panasonic Eluga Switch|
|Display||5.5 inch FHD IPS OGS display with Asahi DragonTrail Glass|
|Processor||1.5 GHz octa core Snapdragon 615 SoC|
|Camera||13 MP rear and 8 MP front camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||152.7×75.14×7.4mm and 141 grams|