Panasonic Eluga Z1, Eluga Z1 Pro Launched In India – All You Need To Know

Panasonic has launched two new smartphones in the Indian market – Eluga Z1 and Eluga Z1 Pro. The new handsets sport similar design and specs. However, they Pro variant comes with higher RAM and internal storage. Highlights of the new handsets include dual cameras, front flash, and Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard. Read more to find about Panasonic Eluga Z1, Z1 Pro Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Panasonic Eluga Z1, Eluga Z1 Pro

Price and Availability

Panasonic Eluga Z1 Rs 14,490

The Panasonic Eluga Z1 is priced in India at Rs 14,490. Whereas the Panasonic Eluga Z1 Pro costs Rs 17,490. Both devices will be available from October 31 via offline retail stores.

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Specifications

Processor 2.0Ghz octa-core MediaTek Helio P22
RAM 3GB/ 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB/ 64GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display 5.99-inch, HD+ (1440 x 720pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio
OS Android Oreo
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (13MP + 2MP) with flash
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 4000mAh
Dual SIM Yes

Both new handsets are powered by a 2.0Ghz octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor. While the Eluga Z1 comes with 3GB RAM and 32 internal storage (expandable via a microSD card), the Eluga Z1 Pro features 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (expandable up to 128GB).

In terms of optics, the Panasonic Eluga Z1 and Eluga Z1 Pro sport dual rear camera setup on the back. It combines a 13-megapixel primary sensor with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The 8-megapixel front camera comes with a flash module. AI-powered camera features include time-lapse, slow motion, beauty mode, backlight, live photos, and group selfie. The Facemoji feature creates quirky digital toon versions of the users and allows to chat with friends/ family in the new avatar.

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Features

  • Dual cameras
  • Selfie flash
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Android 8.1 Oreo OS
  • Arbo AI-Hub
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • GPS/ A-GPS
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Micro-USB with OTG support
  • Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard
  • Curved metal design

Both the Panasonic Eluga Z1 and Eluga Z1 Pro run Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with the company’s skin atop. Both models come with the company’s Arbo Hub (an AI-powered app recommendation platform) that provides access to multiple apps and services on a single platform. Current partners include Accuweather, Uber, Ola, Newspoint, Mobikwik, and Gamezop.

The dual-SIM smartphones sport 6.19-inch display with HD+ (720 x 1500pixels) resolution. Both models feature a 2.5 curved metal design and measure 157.2 x 76.25 x 8.05mm. A fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear panel. Other sensors on the device include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.

The new handset comes with AI Sense: Face Unlock feature. Additionally, Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard allows users to type up to five Indian languages at the same time without changing settings. It also supports up to 30 Indian languages with word correction and prediction features.

The new handsets are backed by a huge 4000mAh battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio with RDS, and Micro-USB with OTG support.

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Conclusion

The new Panasonic smartphones bring a solid combination of specs and features. However, we will have to wait and see how the consumers respond to the mid-range devices.

“Continuing with our commitment to offer supreme experience with feature rich smartphones, the new Eluga Z1 and Z1 Pro have been built keeping in mind the technology savvy end user. Featuring a powerful 4000 mAh battery; faster processor that supports AI capabilities and a solid camera with a metal design that is sure to catch everyone’s attention,” said Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India.

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