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Panasonic Launches The Eluga S Selfie Smartphone In India For INR 11,190

Panasonic recently launched the Eluga S smartphone under its popular Eluga series in India. The Panasonic Eluga S is a mid-range smartphone which packs a 5 inch HD IPS display along with a 1.4 GHz True Octa-Core processor. The 5 megapixel front-facing selfie camera allows you to click amazing selfies and groupfies, while the 8 megapixel rear camera lets you record videos in Full HD (1080p).

This handset runs on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) Operating System. The Fit Home user interface comes with some unique features like POP- i Player, Music Café and Kwik Lock, where the user can double tap the home screen to lock. Eluga S will be available in Black and White colors for INR 11,190. This handset will compete with the Moto G2, Desire 516, LG L Fino and Micromax Canvas Nitro in India.

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“We are sure that Panasonic’s ELUGA smartphone range has certainly raised the bar of standard to a great level and has the potential to succeed in the Indian market. This is the third phone is the ELUGA series which defines our willingness to embrace new technology in a market like India. As we launch new devices, we will continue to innovate for our customers.”

– Mr. Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India

Panasonic Eluga S Specifications:

  • 5 inch HD IPS display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.4 GHz True Octa-Core processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • Full HD video recording
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • A-GPS
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • 2100mAh battery

Panasonic Launches T41, P41 And P61 Android Smartphones In India

Panasonic recently launched three new Android smartphones in the Indian market. Panasonic T41, P41 and P61 runs on the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System. These devices are priced between INR 7990 to INR 14,990. The low-end T41 will compete with the Moto E and Micromax Canvas Fire A104, while the high-end P61 will compete with the Moto G and Xiaomi Mi 3 in India.

“The mobility landscape in India is rapidly evolving driven by factors such as improving mobility infrastructure and lowering prices of technology. In line with this, the company offers a range of mobility solutions catering to the entire spectrum of its consumers. One of the key focus areas for Panasonic India is to build a strong connect with the consumers by bringing alive brand experiences through our innovative product line up.”

– Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India

Panasonic P61:

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  • 6 inch capacitive touchscreen IPS display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) OS
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS
  • 2800 mAh battery

Panasonic P41:

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  • 5 inch IPS qHD display
  • 540 x 960 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) OS
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • 32 GB expandable storage
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2000 mAh battery

Panasonic T41:

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  • 4.5 inch IPS display
  • 480 x 854 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) OS
  • 5 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • VgA front facing camera
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage
  • 32 GB expandable storage
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1650 mAh battery

Panasonic P61 and P41 will be available in Black and Pearl White colors for INR 14,990 and INR 11,990 respectively. On the other hand, Panasonic T41 will be available in Black, Red and Pearl White for INR 7,990.

Panasonic launches P81, its first flagship smartphone with octa-core processor, for INR 18,990

Panasonic has unveiled its latest Android smartphone, P81, with 5.5-inch IPS HD display and 1.7GHz true octa-core smartphone. Powered by Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), the 7.9mm thin smartphone boasts of a nice leatherette design. The phone features a 13MP Full HD-capable autofocus camera with a decent 2500 mAh battery.

The Panasonic P81 will be available to consumers in India from the third week of May at a best price of INR 18,990.

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The phone packs in several additional features like the new multi-tasking experience where users can play around designing screens. ‘Device Cleaner’ to free up device RAM, Multi Play capabilities like dual window operation, and Panasonic’s signature feature, the ‘Gesture Play’.

“With the launch of the Panasonic P81, we have reached yet another milestone as this is the first model of the “P” series featured with octa-core processor. The introduction of this model reiterates our commitment to keep innovating as we believe that it is a direct result of the consumers’ needs, and customer centricity has to be at the core of developing products for the Indian consumer.”
– Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India

In India, the phone comes bundled with Apps Freebies of INR 9,900 including 6 months of Evernote Premium subscription, free entertainment downloads from Hungama for a month, and content from India Today.

Panasonic P51 Android Smartphone Launched In India For Rs.26,900

Panasonic has finally entered the Indian mobile phone market with the launch of its Panasonic P51 smartphone. Panasonic has launched a number of smartphones in Japan and Europe, however none of those smartphones reached the Indian markets. The Panasonic P51 comes with a mid-range specs and it runs on the latest version of the Android Operating System. With the launch of this smartphone, Panasonic eyes 8% market share in the smartphone category in India.

Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India, said,
“Panasonic has a great legacy of being the pioneers of innovation in every segment. Continuing with our legacy, we are now launching our innovative smartphone which will redefine the Indian smartphone consumer experience. India has always been one of our alpha markets in the region. We are confident that our product will provide the Indian consumer a great multimedia experience and the ‘best value for money’ proposition”.

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Panasonic P51 comes with a 5 inch HD IPS display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing HD camera, 1 GB RAM, Dual-SIM capabilities and so on.

Other features include 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 3.5 mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Google Play Store, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, USB 2.0 and a 2500 mAh Li-ion battery. This handset measures 144mm x 75mm x 8.5mm and weighs 135 gm.

According to the manufacturer, this handset is targeted at the youth as well as the premium executive class, who is always on the lookout for a better, faster and savvier smartphones on the go! Panasonic P51 comes with a price-tag of Rs.26,900 (approx. $490) in India. This handset will compete with the recently launched Nexus 4 smartphone in India.

More 4K TVs and a 4K Windows 8 Tablet

After dominating discussions on day 0 of CES, 4K continued to be a buzzword on day 1. Panasonic stole the show with its 56-inch 4K OLED TV, which promised rich vibrant colors that we have come to expect from OLED displays on a large form factor with an insanely high resolution. The 56-inch beauty is also stunning to look at, measuring in at less than 0.5 inch thick. Unfortunately, much like its competitor Sony’s offering, Panasonic’s 4K OLED is still in prototype stages. Panasonic refused to divulge either price or release date. However, Panasonic did reveal that, somewhat curiously, it is using 3D printing technology in the manufacture of the displays.

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The other 4K entry from Panasonic was a tablet. At 20-inches, Panasonic’s tablet doesn’t quite fit within Steve Jobs post-PC vision; however, Panasonic has shown before that it is comfortable operating in niche markets that other manufacturers often ignore. The gigantic tablet is meant for artists and designers, for whom the big display with extra-high resolution will really make a difference. Once again, we don’t have a release date or price tag for the product. However, we do know that the Panasonic tablet will be powered by an Intel Core i5, run Windows 8, and ship with a stylus and some sort of a cloud based collaboration tool. The battery is expected to last about a couple of hours.

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LG, which was among the first to introduce 4K displays, is demoing the previously announced 55-inch and 65-inch 4K televisions for the first time. Again, we don’t have any information on availability and cost. However, I would be really surprised if LG takes more than a few weeks to launch its new TVs.

[ Images via CNET ]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review

We have reviewed a number of smartphones, tablets, music players and other gadgets at Techie Buzz. Now, for the first time, we are going to review a digital camera at your favorite blog. Panasonic recently sent us its flagship super-zoom digital camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. After playing with the device for a couple of weeks, it completely changed my perception regarding bridge cameras. The Lumix FZ200 is the successor of the last year’s Lumix FZ150. The Lumix FZ200 is the first super-zoom camera which packs a 12.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor with 24x zoom and maintains a fixed aperture f/2.8 lens starting from 25mm to 600mm.

Apart from that, the FZ200 comes with a 3 inch rotating LCD display, 0.2 inch electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 1.31 million dot equivalent resolution, full HD (1080p) video recording at 60fps, manaual shooting mode, Panorama shot mode, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, Creative Control mode, 12fps continuous shooting without autofocus and 5.5fps with autofocus, 3D still images, RAW format support and much more. It captures the same amount of light throughout the zoom range and take amazing pictures even in low light and with higher ISO settings.

Specifications:

What’s In The Box?

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 camera
  • Battery Pack (DMW-BLC12)
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap String
  • Shoulder strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Basic Manual

Panasonic Inaugurates New ‘Eco Ideas’ Factory In Jhajjar Haryana

Panasonic India recently invited us to the inauguration of their new manufacturing unit in Jhajjar, Haryana. It is the country’s first and Asia Pacific’s sixth ‘eco ideas’ factory. The construction of Panasonic Technopark was started in April 2011 and has an initial manufacturing capacity of over 1,000,000 sets of air conditioners, 400,000 sets of washing machines and 25,000 sets of welding and cutting machines per annum.

The Panasonic Technopark in Jhajjar was inaugurated by Haryana’s chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Panasonic ‘eco ideas’ brand ambassador Dia Mirza. The two phase project will be completed by 2018 and it will provide employment to 1500 staffs in its first phase and around 2000 staffs in the second phase. Apart from that, the company offers vocational trainings to improve technical skills of people working in and around the facility and help them increase their employment opportunities. This facility brings economic growth and social benefits to the region.

The Panasonic Technopark is designed with various green features, including a 28.29 KWp solar modules installation at the rooftop of the office, entrance canopy and car park to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and a 100% water recycling system for a sustainable water provision. Panasonic will also implement initiatives that focus on three key areas, which include CO2 emissions reduction, waste management and recycling and chemical substance usage.

Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India said:
“The opening of this factory will fuel our first priority goal in India of doubling Panasonic’s revenue in fiscal 2012-2013. We plan to achieve this by focusing on three core strategies: pursuing our company vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by 2018; integrating Indian expertise into our product design and manufacturing processes; and increasing focus on rural development.”

Panasonic will not only sell these eco-friendly products in the Indian market, but it will also export these products to other markets like Middle East and Africa. The company is planning to export 5% of its products by next year and will gradually increase up to 20% by the end of 2015.

Currently, Panasonic has a workforce of about 12,650 people in India. The company is expecting a sales revenue of Rs. 10,000 crore from its Indian operations during 2012-13. Panasonic India is also targeting Rs.25,000 crore turnover by 2015. Check out some amazing pics of the Panasonic Technopark after the break.

Panasonic Launches Windows 8 Powered Convertible Notebook for Outdoor Use

It has been barely a couple of weeks since Windows 8 was launched; however, we already have quite a few convertible Windows 8 laptops that can double up as tablets. Panasonic has just thrown its hat into the fray with the Toughbook CF-C2. However, unlike other OEMs, Panasonic isn’t really gunning for the consumer market.

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The Toughbook CF-C2 is a niche product that is designed as a work device. Panasonic describes its convertible notebook as ideal for professionals like field and service engineers, and healthcare workers. It believes that the CF-C2 can easily deal with the knocks and scrapes of a busy mobile workers day, and can withstand drops of up to 76cm (6angles). It comes with a water resistant keyboard and touchpad and strengthened glass on the LCD. The 12.5” HD IPS display is advertised to have excellent outdoor visibility and wide viewing angles. The display is capable of recognizing up to 5 simultaneous touches. The Toughbook is powered by Intel Core i5-3427U vPro, and ships with 4 GB RAM (extendable to 8 GB). For imaging needs, you have high definition (720p) front camera, with an optional HD rear cam. Business’ can optionally add modem, VGA port, and serial port to increase compatibility with legacy devices. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, Wireless LAN a/b/g/n and optional Sierra MC8305 3G module.

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The Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 Is obviously not for everyone. However, business users seeking a flexible and powerful rugged laptop for outdoor use can purchase the CF-C2 starting January 2013. The base model will cost Rs. 1 lakh without taxes in India.

Panasonic Eluga Launched In The UK For £364.99

Panasonic recently launched the much-awaited Panasonic smartphone in the UK. It is the company’s first smartphone for the European market. The Panasonic Eluga was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset runs on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the device will get the Android 4.0 update in the coming months.

The Panasonic Eluga is already available for purchase in Germany from last week. We already posted that the handset was available for pre-order at Expansys, a popular online retailer in the UK. The Panasonic Eluga was scheduled to release on April 24. However, the device has already arrived a week earlier. If you are planning to buy the first Panasonic smartphone specially designed and manufactured for the European customers, then check out the complete specs after the break.

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Panasonic Eluga features a 4.3 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, 1 GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel auto-focus camera, Digital zoom, Image stabiliser, Video recorder and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, G-sensor, Ambient light sensor, GPS receiver, Accelerometer, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, NFC (Near Field Communication), DLNA connectivity, up to 240 mins of talk-time, up to 300 hrs of stand-by time and a 1150 mAh battery.

Currently, you can purchase only the black version of this handset, while the silver version is expected to be available from next week. The Panasonic Eluga comes with a price tag of £364.99. To get this handset, head over to this page at Expansys.

Panasonic Eluga Coming To UK On April 24 For £364.99

Majority of the smartphones manufactured by Panasonic are sold only in the Japanese market. However, the company entered the European market with the new Panasonic Eluga smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. It is the company’s first smartphone for the European market.

The Panasonic Eluga is already available for purchase in Germany. However, the folks living in the UK are still waiting to get their hands on this amazing handset. Expansys, a popular online retailer in UK has already started taking the pre-orders for the Panasonic Eluga smartphone. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the amazing specs after the break.

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Panasonic Eluga features a 4.3 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, 1 GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel auto-focus camera, Digital zoom, Image stabiliser, Video recorder, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, NFC (Near Field Communication), DLNA connectivity, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, G-sensor, Ambient light sensor, GPS receiver, Accelerometer, up to 240 mins of talk-time, up to 300 hrs of stand-by time and a 1150 mAh battery.

The Panasonic Eluga is a IP57 certified waterproof and dustproof smartphone. This handset comes with a price-tag of €400 in Germany. On the other hands, customers in the UK can pre-order this device for £364.99. The Panasonic Eluga is expected to release on April 24 in the UK. To pre-order this device, head over to this page at Expansys

Panasonic Eluga Power: Android 4.0 ICS, 1.5 GHz Dual Core CPU, 8 MP Camera

There are so many impressive new devices being launched at MWC 2012 this year, that it’s almost sad that despite being so full of potential, most of them will be overshadowed by others which are just marginally better in terms of specifications or are backed by a known brand. The Panasonic Eluga Power will probably end up as one of those. Despite its weird name, the Panasonic Eluga Power seems to be a very impressive Android smartphone.

Panasonic Eluga Power Specifications

The Panasonic Eluga Power is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor. It sports a 5.0 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is just 9.6 mm slim, weighs 133 gms, and has a sleek design. It comes with a 1800 mAh battery and apparently offers a fast charging feature.

It comes with an 8 MP camera with autofocus, 1080p video recording and 8x digital zoom. It also offers 8 GB of internal storage with 32 GB microSD card support. It will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, presumably with some custom UI overlay by Panasonic.

Panasonic Eluga Power

“The ELUGA power is a real landmark for us as it redefines everything a modern smartphone should be. For too long, smartphones have either compromised on looks to embrace new features or dropped functionality in the pursuit of the perfect form. The ELUGA power marks a true turning point – delivering both high performance and high-end style,” said Toshiya Matsumura, General Manager, Head of Mobile Communications, Panasonic System Communications Europe.

Check out the entire press release at Engadget.

Panasonic Eluga Smartphone For Europe Announced

Panasonic recently announced its first smartphone for the European market, the Panasonic Eluga. This handset features a 4.3 inch qHD display as well as a 1 GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor. This device will run on the Android 2.3.5 at launch, however the handset will be updated to the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS from June 2012. The Panasonic Eluga is a IP57 certified waterproof and dustproof smartphone.

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Panasonic Eluga features a 4.3 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, 1 GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel auto-focus camera, Digital zoom, Image stabiliser, Video recorder, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, NFC (Near Field Communication), DLNA connectivity, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, G-sensor, Ambient light sensor, GPS receiver, Accelerometer, up to 240 mins of talk-time, up to 300 hrs of stand-by time and a 1,150 mAh battery.

This handset will be showcased next week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. The price of this handset is still a mystery. The Panasonic Eluga will be available in the European market from April 2012.