Panasonic entered the smartphone segment a couple of years back, and is doing fairly well in the market. Some of their devices, including the Eluga series have done quite good in the market. Recently, the company added another smartphone to the series, named Panasonic Eluga I3. Mid-range segment is now the most happening segment in the country and most of the companies are targeting the segment, and this Panasonic device is no different.
The smartphone has some of the most ordinary specifications, and almost every smartphone in this range comes with similar set of features. Coming back to the Panasonic device, it comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display that has a resolution of 720 x 1280. The front of the device is pretty neat and has a really good screen to body ratio, thanks to the thinner bezels on all the sides.
The Panasonic Eluga I3 is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and for multitasking, the device has 2 GB of RAM. The internal storage is rated at 16 GB, which is expandable up to 32 GB with a microSD card. It runs on Android 5.1 Lolipop with FitHome UI on top. The dual SIM device supports 4G connectivity, and is one of the few devices in the segment to supports VoLTE built in. This makes the Eluga I3 future proof, at least in terms of voice calling technology.
For photography, it has a 13 MP shooter on the back with LED flash, and has a 5 MP camera on the front for clicking selfies. Being 8.2 mm thick, the smartphone features a 2700 mAh battery pack. The Panasonic Eluga I3 will come in Champagne Gold, Rose Gold and Marine Blue colour options and has been priced at Rs. 9,290.
Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said during the launch:
With the launch of ELUGA I3, we believe we will surely address some major consumer concerns by providing them with a better viewing experience and more productivity on-the-go”. Sharing details on Panasonic’s smartphone decision growth. The mobile division contributed 15% towards overall India revenue, which we want to take to 25% by the end of the ongoing fiscal. The ELUGA I3 comes at the most appropriate time when mobile internet is on the rise and there has been persistent increase in demand for larger screens and video consumption.
Panasonic Eluga I3 Specifications
Display: 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display
Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32 GB with microSD
OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with FitHome UI
Camera: 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash; 5 MP front-facing camera
Dimensions: 151 x 77 x 8.2 mm
Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Battery: 2700 mAh battery