Panasonic has released a new mid-range smartphone in Taiwan, as the Eluga U2 gets official with some decent specs, and the pricing set for this is about $250. It is an affordable pricing, and thus, you won’t find anything extraordinary in the device.
The Eluga U2 will be the first device from Panasonic that runs Android 5.0 out of the box, and it is the same UI that we had seen on earlier Panasonic devices. The smartphone has a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, a 64-bit chipset with four cores clocking at 1.2 GHz, with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
The Eluga U2 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. While it is 7.95mm in thickness, it could pack in a 2500 mAh battery. Moreover, you also get to have the 4G LTE connectivity on the device, which is a good thing for a device priced at this range. Design wise, this does look much similar to the Eluga U, the predecessor to this, with the patterned look on glass like body.
Considering that there are several other devices with almost the same specs, even from top tier brands, Panasonic might not get a great response. At the same time, the pricing is quite competitive. The company had just recently launched a cameraphone, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 with 1-inch sensor, and that did not fare really well in the minds, mainly due to the hefty price tag of $1000.
No information is given about the pricing and availability of this device outside of Asian market.