Panasonic has entered the fast growing Indian smartphone market with P51 as the first smartphone in a series of launched expected this year. Panasonic is very ambitious about is plans in the Indian market, it is aiming for 8 percent market share in the first year itself. It is dual SIM phone with Stylus included.
The Panasonic P51 is a 5-inch smartphone with IPS display at HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. It is a dual-SIM Android smartphone that runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Coe Processor, the make if the CPU is not clear though. On the memory front it has 1GB RAM and 4GB of internal memory. It also comes with a micro SD slot for expanding the internal memory upto 32GB.
Other specifications of the P51 include an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and flash, a 1.3MP front camera for video calls. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, micro USB.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India said, “Panasonic has a great legacy of being the pioneers of innovation in every segment. Continuing with our legacy, we are now launching our innovative smart-phone which will redefine the Indian smart-phone consumer experience. India has always been one of our alpha markets in the region and I take great pride in introducing our smart-phone to India. We are confident that our product will provide the Indian consumer a great multimedia experience and the ‘best value for money’ proposition”.
P51 is the first in a series of smartphones from Panasonic ranging from basic to high end smartphones. Panasonic with ambitious goal of 8 percent market share in the first year alone will have tough competition with the likes of Micromax and Karbonn Mobiles. If it wants market share it should launch a mass market phone with good specifications at an affordable price, otherwise it is going to be an uphill task as the Indian smartphone market is highly competitive at this time.
Panasonic P51 Key Specifications:
- Quad Core 1.2 GHz Processor | AndroidTM 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- 5 inch IPS Display; HD (1280 x 720) resolution
- 1 GB RAM | 4GB Internal Storage, Expandable upto 32GB 1
- 44mm (L) x 75mm (W) x 8.5mm (T) | 135 gm
- GSM Quad band (850/ 900/1800/1900 MHz) | UMTS (900/2100 MHz)
- Dual SIM; HSPA+
- 3.5mm stereo audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, GPS
- MicroSD Card
- 8 MP Camera Auto Focus with Flash, 1.3 Mpxl 720p sub camera
- Rechargeable Lithium Battery, Capacity: 2500mAh