Panasonic has announced a new Android powered smartphone in India. It is called Panasonic P51 and it was designed for the users who want a large display smartphone, specifications that bring it in the mid-range class and an affordable price. The Panasonic P51 has a price of $571. Panasonic is not one of the big players of the European or North American markets, so we most definitely not see the freshly launched P51 on the stores of the two aforementioned markets.
The Panasonic P51 comes with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels and a MediaTek processor with two cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. The new Android-powered smartphone also comes with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 1 GB of RAM, and a slot for microSD cards.
The 5 incher is coming pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has support for two SIM cards. In terms of connectivity options the Panasonic P51 comes with 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB, 3.5 mm jack, and A-GPS.
The device comes with an 8 megapixel camera mounted on the back, while the front-facing 1.3 megapixel sensor ideal for video calls. P51 has a 2,500 mAh battery, weighs 135 grams, and is only 8.5 mm thick.
It is the first Android-powered smartphone manufactured and retailed by the Japanese company on the Indian market. Probably Panasonic will think to become more active on the European and North American markets, as well.
The Panasonic P51 impresses with its design that is a reminiscent of Panasonic Eluga and Eluga Power, the low weight for a smartphone with a 5-inch display and the dual-SIM functionality. As a whole, the device is a worthy member of the mid-range class, but, in my opinion the price is a bit too big.
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