Panasonic ELUGA power phone gets all official

Just ahead of Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, which kicks off today the 27th of February, Panasonic has unveiled a new Android smartphone for the European market called the Panasonic ELUGA power, a handset that delivers impressive specification along with being waterproof and dustproof.

The Panasonic ELUGA power phone delivers lightweight portability along with blending functionality and form and large screen usability in a slim 9.6mm housing that measures 136 x 70 x 9.6mm and weighing in at just 133 grams.

Spec wise the Panasonic ELUGA power is an Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone sporting a 5-inch 1280 x 720 HD touch screen, an 8 megapixel rear facing auto-focus camera, front facing camera, and full 1080p video recording.

Other specifications include a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor, international standard IP57 dust and waterproofing, GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900, UMTS 900, 2100 EDGE/HSPA+, HSDPA 14Mbps, 8GB internal storage, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, microSD expansion up to 32GB and a 1800mAh battery.

The general manager and head of mobile communications at Panasonic System Communications Europe, Toshiya Matsumura says that the Panasonic ELUGA power phone redefines everything a modern smartphone should be and is a real landmark for us, and delivers on both high-end style and high performance.

Obviously at this time there is no work on when the Panasonic ELUGA power will release in Europe or what the Android 4.0 smartphone will hit the pocket for, but as soon as we know more we will of course pass it along.