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Panasonic Eluga C: for $199, here’s a 5.5-inch smartphone with 4GB RAM and dual 13MP+5MP primary camera

For those of you who have yet to jump into the dual camera bandwagon, here’s Panasonic Eluga C which provides an affordable option.

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Although Panasonic branding is more closely associated with household products like air conditioner, washing machine, vacuum cleaner and the such; they also have the Eluga lineup for their range of affordable smartphones.

It was just last month that they came out with Eluga I5 that was priced just below $100 as follows:

  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio or ~294 ppi density
  • Asahi Dragontrail Glass protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6737 chipset, Quad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T720MP1 graphics and 2GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 128GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual-sim and 3G
  • November 2017 release date
  • 6,499 Indian Rupee or ~$99 USD

Eluga I5 does provide for a decent 5-inch HD IPS screen, great Dragontrail Glass protection, fingerprint sensor, decent entry-level performance, good 13MP-5MP camera and good 2500 mAh battery that combines well. The $99 USD price tag makes it available within everyone’s reach.

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Now let’s turn our attention to Panasonic Eluga C with the below specs:

  • 5.5-inch HD S-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio or ~267 ppi density
  • Bezel-less design
  • Metal body and glass back
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6750T chipset, Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T860MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 13MP with f/2.2 aperture + 5MP with autofocus, LED flash primary camera
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • December 2017 expected release date
  • 12,900 Indian Rupee or ~$199 USD

With twice the amount of money as compared to Eluga I5, the Eluga C takes it up a notch.

It now comes with a larger 5.5-inch HD S-IPS screen. The display panel does have 450 nits of brightness, which would make the screen have better visibility when under bright sunlight. There will also be a bezel-less design with a higher screen ratio, although there won’t be a Full HD resolution for you to enjoy. It seems like there won’t be any protection for it as well.

Under the hood of the Eluga C will be somewhere in the mid-range of things, with the MT6750T chipset, decently fast octa-core processor, good graphics and 4GB RAM. This should allow it to be able to run most of the apps and games out there easily enough.

One of the attractions about the Eluga C is the fact that it will be sporting a dual primary camera – to be exact a 13MP-5MP camera setup. Go ahead and experiment with bokeh effect, as it lets you take great-looking photos with it. Then there’s the 5MP selfie camera.

Moving on to the storage, there’s plenty with the 64GB internal storage available. Even then, should you need more space – 256GB can be easily added via the microSD expansion slot.

Battery-wise, the 3000 mAh battery should be more than capable of powering up the smartphone for a full day of usage.

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Conclusion:

Panasonic Eluga C is a step up, especially for those who are looking to grab hold of a dual primary camera setup. It looks sharp with bezel-less design and a metal body with a glass back. You can expect good performance with large 64GB storage, and a battery that can last for a full day.

Panasonic Eluga C is expected to be released very soon for $12,900 Indian Rupee or ~$199 USD and will be available in Blue and Soft Pink colors.

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