News by Luke Jones on Friday February 27, 2015.
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Panasonic is still not a major smartphone name across the globe, but the company does great business in Japan, where it is even above Samsung in terms of market share. The company is looking to expand into other regions, and I am excited to see the high-end CM-1 (with a 1-inch camera sensor) in the US this fall (even if it is $1000). The company has something more affordable lined up too in the form of the Eluga U2.Dodgy name aside, the Eluga U2 has been released in Taiwan this week, a rare move for a company that typically focuses on Japan first. Either way, the new handset is Panasonic's first to feature Android 5.0 Lollipop as new and to ship with a 64-bit processor. The chipset is the Qualcomm made quad-core Snapdragon 410, the lower scale chip that hints what market the Eluga U2 has in mind. The budget device also packs a 5-inch 720p screen, a 13 megapixel camera, a 5 megapixel front facing lens, LTE, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a micro SD slot, and a 2500 mAh battery. With a price tag of $254, the Eluga represents good value for money considering its respectable specs.
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