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Panasonic Eluga Arc With VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 12,490

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Panasonic has launched a new Eluga-series smartphone, the Eluga Arc, priced at Rs. 12,490.

The biggest highlight of the Eluga Arc is it features 4G LTE as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE), which means it should allow voice calls via mobile data on supporting networks. It also packs inbuilt IR sensor to control IR based smart home electronic appliances. The company is also targeting the new Eluga Arc to on-the-go professionals as the handset is enabled with Android for Work support.

As for the specifications, the Panasonic Eluga Arc features a 4.7-inch IPS 2.5D curved HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz with Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded using a microSD card (up to 32GB).

Other features of the handset include an 8-megapixel rear-camera with LED flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and 1800mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 support. The dual-SIM capable smartphone supports 4G Indian LTE bands, 3G HSPA+, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and other standard connectivity options. The company notes that the Panasonic Eluga Arc will support 4G on only one SIM. On the software front, the handset runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The handset comes in only Black colour option.

Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, “For smartphone users, a major concern is the confidentiality and security of the highly volatile data, with cloud storage usage growing rapidly across segments. This control-sensitive device, which achieves complex tasks with a single fingerprint is personalized for the user and protects the smartphone investment. Our first curved display device in the 4G/LTE series, the Arc is rich in technology innovation, including an inbuilt sensor to operate home automated appliances.”

Panasonic Eluga Arc

General

Release date April 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 139.00 x 67.00 x 8.10
Battery capacity (mAh) 1800
Removable battery Yes
Colours Gold
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 4.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32

Camera

Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 5.1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No