Panasonic Eluga

Panasonic Eluga is Coming to UK Soon

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Panasonic ElugaA quick visit to the Expansys website reveals that the Panasonic Eluga will be on sale at 24 April. For the SIM-less version, consumers need to shell out £365, which is not as cheap as you might have hoped, but at least it’s not as pricey as those high-end tablets. The Eluga was unveiled by Panasonic back in February and the company also showed it off at MWC (Mobile World Congress) alongside the more expensive model, the Eluga Power. If you’re one of those rare breed of consumers who enjoy using Panasonic cellphones, then you’d be happy that two Eluga handsets are coming along at once.

The Panasonic Eluga has 4.3” display and the very slim bezel makes the front side of the smartphone looks all screen. It won’t bulk up your pockets as the phone is only 7.8mm thick. It may not be the most fully-featured smartphone around, but what it lacks in features it more than makes up for extra toughness.

Although it is not designed to withstand prolonged diving session, the waterproofing feature allows you to retrieve the phone quickly from shallow swimming pool, sink or puddle. The Panasonic Eluga is waterproofed to one meter for thirty seconds. At 960 x 540 pixels resolution, the display has pixel density of 256ppi, which is moderately sharp for a mid-range smartphone. The update to Ice Cream Sandwich is due next month and for the moment it ships with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The Eluga is Panasonic’s first smartphone in UK, previously the company released Panasonic Easy-Use Mobile Phone.


  • mereko

    Wrong information. The phone isn’t waterproof for 30 seconds…it’s 30 minutes, which means, yes you could go swimming with it.

  • Ari Ken

    I think the Eluga has decent enough specs, but the real appeal is its beautiful design, and the fact that it isn’t all that expensive. The waterproof and dustproof coating will come in handy too. Well, they will if you’re me anyway. A little clumsy. You can pre-order the Eluga for just £350 if you live in the UK. That’s the cheapest I’ve seen it anyway…

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