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Panasonic Eluga I3 With VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 9,290

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Panasonic has launched its new Eluga-series smartphone, the Eluga I3, priced at Rs. 9,290. The smartphone is the successor to the company’s Eluga I2 and sports a textured back design.

The biggest highlight of the Eluga I3 is it features 4G LTE as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE) connectivity support. According to the company, the Panasonic Eluga I3 supports the LTE bands in India – FDD 1800MHz (Band 3) and TDD 2300MHz (Band 40) – as well as FDD 850MHz (Band 5). Notably, the dual-SIM device supports 4G on one SIM at a time. It will be available in Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Marine Blue.

The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Eluga I3 features FitHome UI, which is engineered exclusively by Panasonic. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage. The handset supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). It features a 5.5-inch HD (720X1280 pixels) IPS display.

The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash and also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset is backed by a 2700mAh battery and comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, and 3G connectivity options. It measures 151x77x8.2mm and packs a Micro-USB port.

Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, “With the launch of Eluga I3, we believe we will surely address some major consumer concerns by providing them with a better viewing experience and more productivity on-the-go.”

Rana also revealed that Panasonic’s mobile division contributed 15 percent towards overall India revenue. He added that the company plans to take the lead to 25 percent by the end of the current fiscal.

Panasonic Eluga I3

General

Release date April 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 151.00 x 77.00 x 8.20
Battery capacity (mAh) 2700
Removable battery Yes
Colours Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Marine Blue
SAR value NA

Display

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

Hardware

Processor 1.3GHz  quad-core
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32

Camera

Rear camera 13-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 No
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 Yes
4G/ LTE No

Sensors

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