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Panasonic Eluga Switch Reversible phone launched in India for Rs 19990

Panasonic Eluga Switch has been officially launched in India. It comes with a unique feature that the phone is reversible and will let you speak even when the phone is held upside down. Lets take a look at the other specifications.


Panasonic Eluga Switch Specifications

The Panasonic Eluga Switch features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS OGS display, which is protected by Asahi DragonTrail Glass. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor along with Adreno 405 GPU. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory, which cannot be expanded via microSD card. The device runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with the unique reversible UI.

The device has a JBL powered 1.2W dual front speakers with Hi-Fi sound quality and dual microphones. It has 3D audio technology ARKAMYS that ensures excellent tonal quality, rich bass and a natural sound, according to the company.

The phablet comes with a 13 megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash. It can record Full HD 1080p videos. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with 84-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. It is 7.4 mm thick and weighs 141 grams. It supports Dual SIM and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio.

The Eluga Switch includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, USB OTG and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 2,910 mAh battery under the hood.

The Panasonic Eluga Switch is available in Gun Metal colour and has been priced at Rs 19,990 in India. The box contains a premium JBL headset as well. Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 was a similar device with similar feature and looks.

On this occasion, Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India said,

“We have been successful in building an exhaustive and robust range of smartphone in India, starting April 2013. As our presence in the market has expanded significantly and to get the best of this growing segment, the Eluga Switch is our answer to the consumer’s demand for a Panasonic engineered premium smartphone. As we see immense growth opportunities in the Smartphone segment, we have introduced the Switch which synthesizes Panasonic’s flagship Japanese technology with preferences of the Indian consumer into one, easy-to-use, seamless smartphone.”

Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India added,

“The Eluga Switch does exactly what it was imagined to do, offer two vertical screen orientations in one handheld device. A user can effortlessly ‘switch’ between an upright and inverted smartphone. The Switch is the epitome of consumer preferences, designed by keeping into consideration extensive customer feedback and expert technology.”

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