Panasonic has added a new smartphone to its portfolio in India with the launch of Panasonic Eluga Ray 550. It is the company’s first smartphone to come with “Big View Display”, which is basically a full-screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
The smartphone has been priced at Rs. 8,999 (approximately $138) and will be available for purchase exclusively through online retailer Flipkart from today, i.e. 5th April in three color options — Black, Blue, and Gold.
The Panasonic Eluga Ray 550 features a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS display with screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels with 2.5D curved glass protection. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737H processor, paired with 3GB of RAM.
It packs 32GB of internal storage and supports microSD card for further expanding the phone’s storage capacity up to 128GB. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, and Micro-USB port.
The phone features a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with an autofocus lens and an LED flash. On the front side, there’s an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper with an LED flash. For security, the device comes with features like smart lock, trusted voice and fingerprint sensor for security.
One of the highlights of the smartphone is that it comes with artificial intelligence based virtual assistant Arbo, which tracks and learns basis a user’s daily activity patterns. Running on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box, the smartphone is powered by a 3,250mAh battery.