Panasonic has today announced a new entry-level smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as Panasonic P100, the phone’s pricing starts at Rs. 5,299. The phone will go on sale in India from today onwards, exclusively via online store Flipkart.
The phone features a 5-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with a 2.5D curved glass on top and a layer a Gorilla Glass for protection from minor scratches.
Under the hood, the device is powered by 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor, along with Mali-T720 GPU. It packs 16GB of internal storage with support for microSD card slot, enabling users to further expand storage capacity up to 128GB.
The device is available in two variants based on the RAM — 1GB and 2GB. For photography, it features an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with selfie flash.
The phone is running Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box and is powered by a 2,200mAh battery which comes with a Duraspeed technology that the company claims will “save battery and data by intelligently optimizing unused background apps.”
Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0 and support for USB OTG. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the back for added protection. As of the features, the phone comes with Multi-Modes for image editing, On Body Detection Mode, Bluetooth Unlock Mode, Trusted Places, Trusted Face, and Trusted Voice Modes.
The 1GB RAM variant of the Panasonic P100 is priced at Rs. 5,299, the 2GB RAM variant of the phone costs Rs. 5,999. It is available in four color options — Blue, Black, Gold, and Dark Grey. At this price point, the Panasonic P100 will be competing against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Amazon’s 10.or D, among others.