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Panasonic Eluga C with Bezel-Less Display, Dual Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

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Following the footsteps of companies like Xiaomi and Sharp, Panasonic has launched the Eluga C with a bezel-less display and a dual camera setup. The new smartphone has been debuted in Taiwan with a price tag of TWD 6,000 (approximately Rs. 12,900) and is initially available for pre-orders.

The Panasonic Eluga C features a 5.5-inch display that has ultra-thin bezels and comes with an HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution. Interestingly, despite the minimal bezel-design, the display doesn’t have 18:9 aspect ratio that is quite common nowadays across most of the full-screen smartphones. The display panel, however, does have 450 nits of brightness, which would make the on-screen content visible under bright sunlight. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750T SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM.

Panasonic has provided a 13-megapixel and a 5-megapixel camera sensor on the back of the Eluga C that both have f/2.2 lenses on top. On the front, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel camera sensor with an f/2.2 lens. The handset comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner that is touted to unlock the screen in a short span of 0.3 seconds and can record up to five fingerprints.

There is 64GB onboard storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB).

The Panasonic Eluga C packs a 3000mAh battery and comes bundled with a 7.5W charger. Besides, it has a 5.1mm slim metal frame that has a glass finish on the back. Connectivity options, as well as network support of the smartphone, are yet to be revealed.

With the Eluga C, Panasonic appears to have taken a step to enter the nascent space of thin-bezel smartphones. The smartphone doesn’t have a premium price tag like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Apple iPhone X. It neither comes to the mid-range segment that recently added the OnePlus 5T. Nevertheless, the Panasonic Eluga C has a design that reminds us the innovative Xiaomi Mi Mix and Sharp Aquos Crystal that both brought the trend of bezel-less smartphones – much before Samsung’s Infinity Display or Apple’s Super Retina Display.

Panasonic Eluga C


General

Release date November 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.5 MHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6750T
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear Flash Dual LED
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes

Sensors

Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes