A few short days after announcing their first smartphone, Panasonic have taken the stage at the Mobile World Congress event and introduced their second smartphone, the Eluga Power. This smartphone features some higher specifications, as compared to the recently announced Eluga, making the newest one the flagship handset from the brand’s stable. As compared to the Eluga, the Eluga Power features an improved array of specifications, such as a larger display that measures at 5-inches, running Google’s latest operating software, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, right out of the box and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, as compared to the 1GHz processor found on the Eluga.

The large smartphone from Panasonic oficially unveiled

The large smartphone from Panasonic officially unveiled

Panasonic claims, “In developing the ELUGA power, we refused to compromise and remained ambitious. That’s how we’ve managed to deliver the convenience of a 5-inch HD screen and superfast charging, make it water and dustproof, as well as add impressive features like NFC and a 1.5GHz processor. All in a slim, pocket-friendly and stylish smartphone.”

Like the Eluga, the Eluga Power features some nifty specifications, such as having dustproof and waterproof abilities, NFC capabilities and the super fast charging feature. Speaking on the last feature Panasonic states, “In just 30 minutes Panasonic’s big-screen, big-battery smartphone can reach 50% charge capacity – and with its 1800mAh battery the ELUGA power is perfect for those who need their phone to work as hard as they do.”

Here is a quick look at the specifications of the Panasonic Eluga Power:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 5-inch LCD HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP camera with AF, digital zoom of 8x and full HD 1080p video recording capability
  • 8GB Internal memory
  • Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, USB 2.0
  • NFC capability
  • EDGE / HSPA+ / HSDPA14Mbps / HSUPA 6Mbps
  • GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900, UMTS 900, 2100
  • Dimensions are 136 x 70 x 9.6mm
  • Weighs 133g
  • Waterproof and Dustproof
  • 1800mAh battery

With the unveiling of this handset, the Eluga Power comes face-to-face in competition with the Samsung Galaxy Note and the recently announced LG Optimus Vu, although the latter two are slightly larger, all three fall in the same category of smartphones. No word on the pricing or global availability of this smartphone is available yet.

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