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Looks like Panasonic is gearing up to launch a new Eluga series smartphone for Indian consumers in the coming days. While the Eluga series is known for being a budget offering with VoLTE support, the company seems to be focused on bringing a smartphone in the same range but with enhanced features and improved hardware.
And as we write this, ahead of the official launch, the Panasonic phone dubbed as Eluga Ray 500 has just been listed on the e-commerce site Flipkart. The listing reveals the price, specifications, images and availability details of the smartphone. Besides, the handset comes under the sub-Rs 10,000 category but the interesting thing is that this device features a dual camera setup at the rear.
However, let's have a look at the smartphone in detail.
Display, Processors, RAM and Storage
So talking about the Panasonic Eluga Ray 500, this smartphone offers a full-metal unibody design and a fingerprint sensor that's embedded into its home button on the front. Further, the handset comes with 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 Pixels) IPS On-Cell display with a 2.5D curved glass on top.
Under the hood, the device is powered by a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor which is paired with 3GB of RAM. Eluga Rau 500 offers 32GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
As for the optics, the smartphone boasts of dual camera setup that comprises of a 13-megapixel primary shooter with a 5P lens, f/2.0 aperture and a dual-LED flash and a secondary 8-megapixel sensor with a 6P lens, and f/2.4 aperture.
Up front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter featuring a 3P lens and f/2.4 aperture. The cameras also come with different modes like HDR, Panoramic, Beauty, Wide Angle Capture, and Normal Capture modes.
The smartphone is backed by a massive 4000mAh battery and it runs on a stock version of Android 7.0 Nougat. In terms of connectivity, the Eluga Ray 500 offers hybrid dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB and GPS.
Pricing and Availability
Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 has been priced at Rs. 8,999. As per the listing, the smartphone will go on sale starting September 21st during Flipkart's BigBillionDays sale at 12 PM. The device will be available in three color variants - Mocha Gold, Marine Blue and Champagne Gold.