Panasonic on Wednesday launched two new smartphones, expanding its ‘Eluga A’ series in the country. The big highlight of the Panasonic Eluga A3 and Panasonic Eluga A3 Guru is their 4000mAh batteries. The smartphones are priced at Rs. Rs. 11,290 and Rs. 12,790 respectively, and are currently available in most Panasonic brand shops and other retail outlets in India.
The only differences between the two smartphones will be their storage capacities and processor. Design wise, the Panasonic Eluga A3 and Panasonic Eluga A3 Guru game a metallic design, with a single camera setup at the back, and antenna rings in the top and bottom edges. There is a home button in the front where the fingerprint detector resides, along with also the Micro-USB port is observed at the bottom border. The volume and power keys are on the right border, while the 3.5millimeter audio jack sits on the upper border of their handsets. The two smartphones will probably be available in Mocha Gold, Gold, and Grey color options.
As for specifications, the Panasonic Eluga A3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports dual-SIM slots. It sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with Asahi Dragon Trail Glass protection. The smartphone is powered by the 64-bit 1.25GHz quad core MediaTek MT6737 SoC paired with Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage with an option to expand farther via a microSD slot (up to 128GB).
Optics on the Panasonic Eluga A3 include a 13-megapixel rear detector with LED Flash support and PDAF. There’s an 8-megapixel front facing camera for selfies and video chats as well. The dimensions on the Panasonic Eluga A3 are at 148.7×72.4×9.1mm, and the smartphone weighs 161 g.
The Panasonic Eluga A3 Guru has almost identical specifications except that the smartphone is powered with the 1.3GHz octa-core MediTtek MT6753 SoC, also offers 32GB of internal storage.
Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said in a statement, “Further to the positive reaction of Eluga Ray series, we’re happy to introduce two more powerful smartphones in the Eluga portfolio – Eluga A3 and A3 Professional. With the new improved features and improved quality the user will be able to do so much more. The Smartphones come in 3 stunning colours – Mocha Gold, Gold and Grey which define and compliment consumer’s style quotient. Also, our AI Assistant – Arbo will track and understand all your activities and allow you to create a schedule so that you don’t miss out on anything in your daily routine.”