Panasonic are hungry for some international smartphone action with two very attractive devices this year – the Eluga and Eluga Power.
The Panasonic Eluga is based on the popular TI OMAP-4430 chipset utilizing a 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB RAM. The screen is a 4.3" OLED unit of qHD (640x960) resolution, while on the back we find an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash.
The Eluga is running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread but the 4.0 ICS upgrade is planned for later this year.
What helps the Eluga stand out is its dust and water resistance. It's IP57 certified (dust and water) and should withstand meter-deep immersion for 30 minutes. We've got some live pictures to show and that should be more interesting than dry specs.
The freshly announced Eluga Power is the more interesting gadget. It features a huge 5-inch LCD touchscreen of HD resolution and is based on the powerful Qualcomm MSM8270 Snapdragon platform (1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor, Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB RAM).
The Eluga Power has an 8 megapixel camera as well, capable of capturing 1080p videos.
The phone is running on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with some minor custom touches to the interface.
Just like the Eluga, the Eluga Power is IP57-certified for dust protection and water resistance.