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Panasonic A3 & A3 Pro Launched ; Tapsee Pannu Roped in as Brand Ambassador

Panasonic has added two new devices to their portfolio with the launch of the Eluga A3 and A3 Pro in India. The Eluga A3 has been priced at Rs.  11,290 whereas the A3 Pro can be yours for Rs. 12,790. Both the phones come integrated with Panasonic’s in-house assistant tech called ARBO but strangely miss out on a Full-HD (1080 X 1920) display which is almost a norm in this segment now. Along with this, the Panasonic has also announced its new Brand Ambassador- Tapsee Pannu for the smartphone division.

Actress Tapsee Pannu was present at the launch

Highlighting the company’s strategy towards the smartphone division in India, Manish Sharma, President & CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia, Vice President, Appliances Company and Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation said, “We believe our in-house developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based virtual assistant—Arbo will be a differentiator. Today, software’s comprising of applications and user-interface (UI) have become the deciding factor to upgrade yourself to the next level of technology. The evolution of technology software has opened endless opportunities. Customers will continue to look for technology which will shape the product interface and the way we interact with our smartphones.”

Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, “Further to the positive response of Eluga Ray series, we are happy to introduce two more  powerful smartphones in the Eluga portfolio- Eluga A3 and A3 Pro. With the new improved features and enhanced quality the user will be able to do so much more. The Smartphones come in 3 stunning colors – Mocha Gold, Gold and Grey which define and compliment consumer’s style quotient. Also, our AI Assistant – Arbo will track and understand all your activities and help you make a schedule so that you don’t miss out on anything from your daily routine”

Talking about the specs, the A3 is powered by a 1.25 GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT 6737 processor whereas the A3 Pro gets 1.3 GHz MT 6753 core. Both the units are paired up with 3 gigs of RAM and the A3 offers 16GB of internal storage whereas the A3 Pro is good enough for 32 GB. OS responsibilities are taken care by the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.

Here are all the detailed specs if you are a spec geek like me!

MODEL NAME Panasonic A3 Panasonic A3 Pro

DISPLAY SIZE,

TYPE & RESOLUTION

13.21 (5.2”) HD display 13.21 (5.2”) HD display
PROCESSOR 1.25 GHz Quad-Core Mediatek Processor, MT6737 1.3 GHz Octa –core Mediatek Processor, MT 6753
OPERATING SYSTEM Android™ 7.0 (Nougat) Android™ 7.0 (Nougat)
MEMORY

3GB RAM + 16 GB internal memory

Expandable up to 128 GB

3GB RAM + 32 GB internal memory

Expandable up to 128 GB

CAMERA 13MP PDAF Rear Camera with LED flash 13MP PDAF Rear Camera with LED flash
8 MP Front Camera 8 MP Front Camera
BATTERY 4000 mAh Battery 4000 mAh Battery
DIMENSIONS 148.7 * 72.4*9.1 mm 148.7 * 72.4*9.1 mm
WEIGHT

161g

 

161g

 

CONNECTIVITY Dual SIM ( 2G/3G/4G VoLTE ) Dual SIM ( 2G/3G/4G VoLTE )

CONNECTIVITY

&

SENSORS

GSM 850/900/1800/1900

UMTS- 900/2100 MHz

LTE BANDS-B3/B5/B40(FDD1800/FDD850/TDD2300)

GSM 850/900/1800/1900

UMTS- 900/2100 MHz

LTE BANDS-B3/B5/B40(FDD1800/FDD850/TDD2300)

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth™ 4.0 , Micro USB 2.0 Bluetooth™ 4.0 , Micro USB 2.0
SENSORS Front Finger print sensor, Ambient light, Accelerometer, Proximity, OTG Front Finger print sensor, Ambient light, Accelerometer, Proximity, OTG
FM SUPPORT Yes Yes
INBOX ACCESSORIES Device( inclusive of Battery), USB Cable, Charger, Earphones, Warranty Card, Protective screen guard, Quick start guide Device( inclusive of Battery), USB Cable, Charger, Earphones, Warranty Card, Protective screen guard, Quick start guide

 

However, these devices are in to face some serious competition from the Lenovo K8 and the Redmi Note 4. Stay tuned to thetechy.com for more such news and updates and don’t forget to like our Facebook page for real time updates.

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