Panasonic Shows Off The 4.3-inch qHD “Eluga” at MWC

MWC is well under way and the latest company to reveal a flagship device is Panasonic.  The company has shown off their new “Eluga” device housing a TI OMAP 4430 CPU and 4.3-inch qHD display.  On paper this device sounds like a power horse but it seems like those who’ve stopped by the booth for a demo experienced something a little unimpressive.  Though the device has a pretty high-end CPU it performed less than par, rendering page scrolls slowly and sluggishly.  The handset also comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB’s of storage so we’re not sure where the sluggish performance is coming from.  It appears that Panasonic has a lot of work to complete with the software before the device’s final release.  Check out the video hands-on demo below from our friends over at Android Police and let us know what you think.  Aside from the performance, the device is extremely aesthetically pleasing and one of the thinnest devices on the market.  And did we mention that it’s certifiably dust and water resistant?  Well, it is.  However, on another more distasteful and negative note, we regret to mention that the device will be accompanied with an 1150 mAh battery and that’s all we’ll say about that for now.  Expect Gingerbread 2.3.5 as the device’s choice of OS version.  We should see the handset hit the market some time in Q2 of this year.  Now, is there also a tablet in the works?  For more MWC coverage be sure to check out our link here.

source: Android Police




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