Panasonic on Wednesday launched two new smartphones, expanding its 'Eluga A' series in the country. The big highlight of the Panasonic Eluga A3 and Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro is their 4000mAh batteries. The smartphones are priced at Rs. Rs. 11,290 and Rs. 12,790 respectively, and are now available in all Panasonic brand shops and other retail outlets in India.
The only differences between the two smartphones are their storage capacities and processor. Design wise, the Panasonic Eluga A3 and Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro sport a metal design, with a single camera setup at the back, and antenna bands at the top and bottom edges. There's a home button in the front where the fingerprint sensor resides, and the Micro-USB port is seen at the bottom edge. The volume and power keys are on the right edge, while the 3.5mm audio jack sits on the top edge of the handsets. Both the smartphones will be available in Mocha Gold, Gold, and Grey colour options.
As for specifications, the Panasonic Eluga A3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports dual-SIM slots. It sports a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display with Asahi Dragon Trail Glass protection. The smartphone is powered by the 64-bit 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC paired with Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand further via a microSD slot (up to 128GB).
Optics on the Panasonic Eluga A3 include a 13-megapixel rear sensor with LED Flash support and PDAF. There's an 8-megapixel front facing camera for selfies and video chats as well. The smartphone packs a 4000mAh battery, and connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio, and Micro USB 2.0. The dimensions on the Panasonic Eluga A3 are at 148.7x72.4x9.1mm, and the smartphone weighs 161 grams.
The Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro has nearly identical specifications except the smartphone is powered by the 1.3GHz octa-core MediTtek MT6753 SoC, and offers 32GB of internal storage.
Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head - Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said in a statement, "Further to the positive response of Eluga Ray series, we are happy to introduce two more powerful smartphones in the Eluga portfolio - Eluga A3 and A3 Pro. With the new improved features and enhanced quality the user will be able to do so much more. The Smartphones come in 3 stunning colours - Mocha Gold, Gold and Grey which define and compliment consumer's style quotient. Also, our AI Assistant - Arbo will track and understand all your activities and help you make a schedule so that you don't miss out on anything from your daily routine."