According to an established Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, the Panasonic P81 now comes with a price tag of Rs. 15,999. The retailer made the announcement via its Facebook page, and Twitter account, which read "#Panasonic P81 #pricedrop New price Rs. 15999/- only."
It is worth noting that the P81 smartphone is still priced at Rs. 18,990 on the company's website, and there has been no official communication about a price change from the company. Major sellers at e-commerce sites are also still listing the Rs. 18,990 MOP.
To recall, the Panasonic P81 runs on a 1.7GHz 'True Octa-Core processor' clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The handset features 8GB of inbuilt storage with a microSD support for up to 32GB.
The 7.9mm-thick P81 is a dual-SIM (Micro-SIM, dual-standby) smartphone and boasts of a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. A 2500mAh battery powers the smartphone.
On a related note, earlier this month Samsung officially slashed prices of two Galaxy smartphones in India - the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 3 Neo. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Review | Pictures) is priced at Rs. 40,698, down from the previous price tag of Rs. 47,990. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Review | Pictures), on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 29,570, down from its earlier price of Rs. 33,990.