Panasonic has expanded its smartphone portfolio in India, and has launched the Eluga Ray 600. The smartphone sports a 4,000mAh battery, a rear fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock, and a 5.99-inch HD display. The Panasonic Eluga Ray 600 also features a front flash module, and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It comes in three colour options, and is exclusively available on Flipkart. This comes after the Panasonic Eluga X1 and Eluga X1 Pro launched last week, and the two smartphones come with Face Unlock, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The Panasonic Eluga X1 price in India has been set at Rs. 22,990, while the Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro comes with a price tag of Rs. 26,990.
Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India said in a statement, “We are glad to expand our big view series portfolio with the launch of Eluga Ray 600. Panasonic has always been known for innovation and technology, the new Eluga Ray 600 is meant to provide a powerful experience to our customers seeking high definition display, stylish looks and a battery that lasts over 24 hours! Eluga Ray 600 is equipped with Panasonic’s in-house AI – Arbo Hub, our one stop app to make life easier. The sleek device is designed for the young audience who likes to enjoy technology with style”
Panasonic Eluga Ray 600 price in India, availability
The Panasonic Eluga Ray 600 price in India has been set at Rs. 7,999, and it will be made available exclusively via Flipkart. The smartphone will be available on October 11 during Flipkart’s Big Bilion Days Sale period which is from October 10 to October 14. The device will be made available in Blue, Black and Gold colour options.
Panasonic Eluga Ray 600 specifications
As mentioned earlier, the Panasonic Eluga Ray 600 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, and supports dual-SIM slots (Micro + Micro). The device features a 5.99-inch HD+ IPS Display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6739WA quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Inbuilt storage is set at 32GB with the option to expand further using a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 128GB).
As far as optics is concerned, the Panasonic Eluga Ray 600 sports a rear 13-megapixel autofocus sensor with flash and an 8-megapixel selfie sensor with flash support as well. Features like multiple camera modes, bokeh effect, and time lapse video with auto scene detection are included. The smartphone packs a 4,000mAh battery that claims to offer a day’s worth of battery life. Connectivity options include Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, FM Radio, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, OTG, and Micro USB port. Sensors on board include accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and supports Face Unlock as well.
The Panasonic Eluga Ray 600 measures 158.5×75.5×7.9mm, and it weighs 158 grams. It comes preloaded with an Arbo Hub app that comes as an AI-based app for services such as cab bookings, bill payments, news, cricket, and horoscope among others. There are over 20 apps on board for the Arbo Hub, including Uber, Ola, Newspoint, and MobiKwik.
Panasonic Eluga Ray 600
|Release date||October 2018|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||158.50 x 75.50 x 7.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Colours||Black, Blue, Gold|
|Screen size (inches)||5.99|
|Processor make||MediaTek MT6739|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.10|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|