Panasonic targets youth, Launches Eluga Note. #KeepANote

Panasonic unveils their latest Eluga series smartphone, Eluga Note. In a event held today in New Delhi Panasonic unveiled the Eluga Note priced at 13,290.

The Eluga Note

The phone sports a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920x1080pixels) LTPS(Low Temperature Polycrystalline Silicom) display with 403ppi. With a 16 MP rear camera 1.6F aperture with triple LED flash and 6P lens for a ultra fast focus. The triple LED flash is something different as generally we have seen only Dual LED flash in most of the devices. The front camera is however only 5MP but features gesture based selfies like voice Capture, smile shot & gesture based shot make it worth it. To top it off its only 142gm which is very light considering the device size and a 3000mAh battery. The phone is powered by 1.3Ghz MediaTek octacore processor. The clock speed is a little less but the company officials said that was done on purpose to avoid over heating of the device which is a good thing but also decrease in processing power ultimately makes the device little less powerful. All this is combined with a 3GB RAM 32 ROM. That was all about the hardware.

The Eluga Note

The Eluga Note operates on the latest Android 6.0 with the FitHome UI. The FitHome UI is the Panasonic’s custom UI which mainly focuses on the single hand uses of large screen devices like the Eluga Note itself. It enables single thumb flick access to applications on the home screen and single hand operations throughout the bottom half of the large screen.

The phone is only available in champagne gold color and has a textured back and very small bezels. It should be noted that the device has a removable battery which is rarely seen these days. The device itself is only 8.1 mm thin and gives a premium look. The phone also sports a IR sensor which can be used to operate TV’s, Music systems, AC’s and other home appliances having a remote. This is quite a useful feature as in this generation we have array of devices each having its each remote and handling all of them is cumbersome. With the help of the IR sensor the device can act as a universal remote.

The IR sensor is at the top of the device

The device has VoLTE support and fully supports the upcoming Reliance Jio. Along with that the device has a Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct, A-GPS, FM with RDS.

Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, “Eluga Note equipped with full HD display, faster processing power and superior camera empowers the consumer to perform all their task at ease thereby making their life smarter and efficient. We are confident with Eluga Note, will enhance our market share as an emerging smartphones brand and further strengthen our position in the price band of Rs. 10,000-15,000”.

The speakers and microphone
By our first look at the device, the device was a premium looking device and was easy to handle although being a 5.5 inch display it wasn’t tough to use with a single hand thanks to the Panasonic’s FitHome UI. There was speakers at the bottom and a led indicator below the device very less bezels and the textured back. The camera was quite good on the device and the response of the device was good. The box included a screen guard and a clear case along with the handset, in-the-ear earphones, micro USB cable and a standard Indian wall charger. The only downside of the device was the absence of a fingerprint sensor which the officials on site stated was left deliberately to cut down the costs. All we were told that the device will be updated in future.
All in all the device is a buy if your are looking for a premium looking device, but by our prediction the device won’t shake the market. Let us know how you feel about the device by commenting in the comments section below.

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