It is called the Eluga, and it is a new smartphone from the house of Panasonic. In case you are wondering why you haven’t known about this peculiarly named smart handset, it could be because the device is destined to be Europe-exclusive.
The Eluga has been unwrapped by the company, and it also makes us think that Panasonic is eyeing something big by re-entering the European electronics sector. In a note, the company sourced indicated its appearance in Europe as “back with splash”.
Eluga, in case you wonder, stands for ‘elegant user-oriented gateway’ and has a lot under its hood. The device is expected to be packed with seductive features that would lure you into this special device.
Going by what Toshiya Matsumura, General Manager and Head of Mobile Communications, at Panasonic Europe, says:
Despite the unprecedented increase in the number of smartphone devices appearing over the last few years, we don’t believe anyone has yet managed to truly bridge the gap between style and substance. With the launch of the Eluga, we’re aiming to prove it is possible to deliver style, function, form, and the very best underlying technology, all in a competitively-priced package.
The device is said to feature a 4.3 inch organic LED (OLED) qHD touch screen display. It would be powered by a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 1GHz dual core processor and has system memory of 1GB RAM.
The Eluga comes with an 8GB of internal storage, and has an 8 megapixel camera is fixed at its rear. It will ship with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on board, which is upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Panasonic claims the device is as thin as 7.8 millimeters and packs new generation features like Near Field Communication (NFC) as well as Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technologies.
The water and dust proof smartphone will start to show up in European markets from this April. However, the price of the device hasn’t yet been announced. We will bring to you details on that front as soon as we get wind of that.