After teasing the flagship smartphone, Panasonic has officially launched the latest smartphone in the P series – the Panasonic P81 at an initial price of INR 18,990 & at is availale on Flipkart at a discounted price of 17,999. At this price range it is a direct competitor to Micromax Canvas Knight A350 and Karbonn Hexa. It is available in black colour and it will go on sale in third week of May. In addition to this, the Panasonic is offering freebies of worth INR 11,900 which includes six month of subscription to Evernote premium, free downloads from Hungama for a month, India Today content and some offers form Hot-n-Trendy Space. It also comes with free accessories such as flip cover and screen guard worth of INR 2,000.
Commenting on the launch, Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India said
With the launch of the Panasonic P81, we have reached yet another milestone as this is the first model of the “P” series featured with octa-core processor. The introduction of this model reiterates our commitment to keep innovating as we believe that it is a direct result of the consumers’ needs, and customer centricity has to be at the core of developing products for the Indian consumer.
The Panasonic P81 features a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and it is powered by 1.7GHz Octa-Core processor with Mali 450 GPU. The device has a RAM of 1GB and 8GB ROM which can be expanded to 32GB via microSD card. The P81 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Panasonic have said that, the KitKat update will be available but haven’t mentioned any date. It is just 7.9mm thick.
On the imaging front, it has 13MP rear-camera with autofocus & LED flash with f/2.2 lens and 2MP front-facing camera for Skype and Hangout sessions. It packs 2500mAh battery and comes with connectivity features like 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP, Micro-USB 2.0, and FM radio with RDS.
it comes with dual SIM support and like other Panasonic smartphones, it has some special features which let customers enhance their multi-taking experience, design screens, keep the RAM “healthy”, Gesture Play, Dual Play-Dual windows operation, Pop-i Player.
Panasonic P81 Specifications
|Display||5.5-inch HD IPS display with resolutin of 1,280 x 720 pixels|
|Processor||1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mail 450 – MP4 GPU|
|Operating System||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Memory||1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32GB with microSD card|
|Camera||13MP rear-camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording and 2MP front-facing camera|
|Other Features||Dual SIM with dual standby, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio|
|Connectivity||3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 GPS|