Panasonic Eluga Power
Remember Panasonic's Eluga? The phone with a name that sounded like you'd eaten too much popcorn before going on a roller coaster now has a bigger brother to protect the family insignia: the Eluga Power. It's a 5-inch (1280 x 720) display-toting premium version of the device running ICS on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU. The 9.6mm thick device includes a 1,800mAh battery that can reportedly quick-charge to 50 percent in half an hour. It's packing NFC, an 8-megapixel camera as well as an unspecified front-facer for video calls, 8GB storage and a microSD slot -- giving you up to 32GB expandable storage. There's a gallery below and full PR after the break.

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Panasonic unveils new smartphone ELUGA power
5.0 inch HD screen, dual-core 1.5GHz processor smartphone bolsters Panasonic's offering in Europe

Barcelona, Spain (27 February 2012) - Panasonic today revealed its latest smartphone for the European market, the ELUGA power, featuring a 1.5GHz processor and Android TM 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

The stylish ELUGA power arrives with Qualcomm's SnapdragonTM S4 dual-core processor, a stunning 5.0 inch HD LCD screen (1280x720) and 1080p Full HD video capability. With Android 4.0 on board, the ELUGA power also boasts near field communication (NFC) technology, allowing you to pay and transfer data wirelessly.

At just 133g, the ELUGA power combines lightweight portability with big-screen usability to deliver the ultimate blend of form and function. With a 9.6mm chassis, the ELUGA power's slender, pocket-friendly dimensions and very thinly framed 5.0 inch display mean it's equally at home whether being used for leisure or out on the road for business.

The ELUGA power also offers superfast charging, making it one of the most convenient smartphones on the market. 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.

Features include:

 A 1280x720 HD, 5.0 inch LCD screen with a 9.6mm thin frame.
 Slim form factor – 136..
 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0.
 International standard IP57 water and dustproofing.
 NFC – allowing for contactless payment and data transfer.
 Main camera with 8MP autofocus and 1080p Full video , including auto scene recognition and 8x digital zoom, as well as a front-facing camera.
 Superfast charging – 50% charge takes just 30 minutes, and 80% takes 57minutes (provided starts charging from a 10% charged status).
 8GB of internal memory, with Micro SD Card Slot supporting a further 32GB.
Toshiya Matsumura, General Manager, Head of Mobile Communications, Panasonic System Communications Europe, said: "The ELUGA power is a real landmark for us as it redefines everything a modern smartphone should be. For too long, smartphones have either compromised on looks to embrace new features or dropped functionality in the pursuit of the perfect form. The ELUGA power marks a true turning point – delivering both high performance and high-end style."

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."

ELUGA power Specifications
Dimensions - 136 x 70 x 9.6mm
Display - 5,0", LCD, HD (1280x720), Full Touch screen
Memory - 8 GB integrated memory
Weight - 133g
Battery - 1800 mAh battery
Baseband - GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900, UMTS 900, 2100
Internet Connection - EDGE / HSPA+ / HSDPA14Mbps / HSUPA 6Mbps
Connectivity - Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS
USB Connection - USB2.0 High Speed (Micro USB Connector)
Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1.5GHz dual-core CPU's
Operating System - Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera - 8MP-AF, digital zoom 8x
Video Capability - Full HD (1080p) Record and Playback
NFC - On board
Waterproof & Dustproof - IP57
GB-English Color - Black

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Panasonic Eluga Power: 5-inch 720p display, 9.6mm thin, S4 processor