Panasonic Eluga IconPanasonic has announced a new smartphone for the Indian market – the Eluga Icon. The handset is quite your typical mid-ranger and it will be available exclusively through Amazon India with a Rs. 10,999 price tag.

The Eluga Icon is a 5.5-inch handset, with a passable 720p (1280×720) display resolution. The phone is powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core processor, quite likely a MediaTek MT7652, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, with an expandable microSD card slot for an extra 32GB of space.

There’s a familiar 13 megapixel camera on the back with an LED flash and an 8 megapixel camera on the front of the phone for higher resolution selfies. The Eluga Icon also sports dual-SIM support and 4G LTE connectivity, along with a 3,500mAh battery. Very reasonable mid-range specifications, but the phone ships with a slightly older Android 4.4 KitKat OS, which doesn’t quite match up to other handsets in this price range which come with the latest version of Lollipop installed.

If you’re in the market for a lower cost handset, Panasonic also launched its low cost Love T10 and T33 smartphones earlier in the year. These phones are priced at less than Rs. 5,000 each. For the photography enthusiasts, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 landed in the US back in June too.

The Panasonic Eluga Icon will be available directly from Amazon India for Rs. 10,999 on August 14th. The handset is listed in a slate grey color.

 

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