Panasonic the Japanese smartphone manufacturer has launched a new smartphone in the Indian market named as Panasonic P77 priced at Rs. 6999. Panasonic formerly called as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. is headquartered in Osaka, Japan, it was founded in year 1918. (almost 100 years old).
Panasonic has a rich history of innovative products and is known for it’s superior build quality, like most Japanese companies. However in the Indian smartphone market they are finding it hard like most Indian smartphone manufacturers (Micromax, Xolo , lava) to compete with the Chinese tyrants (Xiaomi and LeEco).
Panasonic has not been able to create a strong portfolio neither in the premium nor in the budget segment. They are not fighting the specs war with the Chinese. Panasonic is probably focusing more on better quality and experience like Gionee and Vivo rather than getting into a specs war.
The Panasonic P77 also belong to the same category of devices with slightly better quality and a bit higher price. The Panasonic P77 is launched with 4G as well as VOLTE support and will be available across India in retail stores as well as online.
The smartphone comes with poly-plastic build and will be available in Grey as well as white color variants. The smartphone features a 5.0 Inch display with HD resolution (1280*720) pixels and has 293 PPI.
The Panasonic P77 is powered by the Mediatek 6735 processor similar to the recently launched Micromax Canvas 5 Lite, clocked at 1.3 Ghz. The processor is accompanied by 1 GB of RAM which may look insufficient to many, considering most smartphones come with 2 GB of Ram in this price range.
The Dual Sim Smartphone comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0, which is the best we can get currently till the Android Nougat 7.0 becomes mainstream, it will take at least 4-5 months more to see smartphones coming with the Android Nougat out of the box.
The smartphone comes with 8 GB of Internal storage which can be expanded to 32 GB using a micro-sd card. The smartphone has 8 Megapixel rear camera which comes with LED flash as well as auto-focus.
In addition to that, there is a 2 Megapixel front camera to click selfies and do video calls. The smartphone neither has a large battery capacity , it comes with 2000 mAH battery capacity which will just survive till evening with medium to heavy usage.
The 4G LTE network itself is a large battery drainer if you are considering to stay on 4G. It is always better to switch to 2G when you are not using the 4G data to prolong the battery life in daily use.
Notably, the smartphone comes with 7.6 mm of thickness which is decent considering the 5.0 inch screen size.
Mr. Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, “We continue to focus on all the segments of mobile phones with different price points and value proposition. We are pleased to offer the new P77 with 4G VoLTE technology to our Indian customers at an affordable price of Rs. 6999.
Panasonic recently launched the Panasonic Eluga Arc2 with 2.5 D curved display and 3 GB RAM in the Indian market priced at Rs. 11000. Panasonic Eluga Note was also launched some weeks back with 32 GB of internal storage, 5.5 inch Full HD display and Octa-Core processor with 3 GB RAM (Price 11,200.)