In a press event in New Delhi today, Panasonic unveiled its two new smartphones in India – Eluga Ray 500 and Eluga Ray 700.

The highlight of the two budget devices is the large battery they pack as well as their imaging capabilities, with one of them sporting a dual camera. Both smartphones come loaded with ARBO AI assistant, and pack in a fingerprint sensor.

Eluga Ray 500 is our first smartphone which comes with Dual camera (13MP+8MP rear) as we have identified the nerves of the Indian youth and their fascination with photography. Eluga Ray 700 comes with 13MP rear and front camera with flash supported by 5000 mAh battery that lets you take amazing pictures and selfies all day long. These two new Eluga phones with remarkable camera experience and picture quality allows our users to capture and share memorable moments with their loved ones.

– Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India

Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Display: 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS | 2.5D curved glass
  • Processor: 1.25 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB; expandable up to 128 GB with microSD card
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP 120-degree ultra-wide + 13 MP | LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 144.26 x 71.26 x 9.2mm
  • Weight: 163g

Panasonic Eluga Ray 700 Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS | 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB; expandable up to 128 GB with microSD card
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP | Sony IMX 258 sensor | PDAF
  • Front Camera: 13 MP with flash
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 153.75 x 75.35 x 8.9mm

The Eluga Ray 500 is priced at ₹8,999 ($140) while the Eluga Ray 700 is priced at ₹9,999 ($155). Available in three color variants – Marine blue, Mocha gold, and Champagne gold – the two smartphones will be sold online exclusively on Flipkart starting tomorrow, September 20.

Abhishek Baxi
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