Panasonic Eluga

Panasonic on Monday launched two smartphones, the Eluga Ray Max and the Eluga Ray X at an event in New Delhi. These smartphones are the first to feature Arbo virtual assistant that claims to be intelligent and evolve with the user’s usage patterns.

The Panasonic Eluga Ray Max will be available in two configurations- 32 GB storage option priced at Rs.11,499 and a 64 GB storage option priced at Rs Rs.12,499. The smartphone will be available in Gold, Metallic Silver, and Rose Gold finishes. The Panasonic Eluga Ray X on the other hand is priced at Rs.8999 and is available in Gold, Rose Gold and Space Grey colour options. Both these smartphones are exclusive to Flipkart.

These smartphones will be the first to ship with the Arbo virtual assistant. Similar to all the virtual assistants, Arbo uses machine learning to provide intelligent suggestions to the user. It observes the user’s usage pattern and provides suggestions like prompting settings changes and highlighting commonly used apps. It is also said to provide features like bluetooth pairing if you have previously paired to the device.

Panasonic also claims that several new features for Arbo can be expected in ‘Phase 2’, including support for third party apps. The company also claims that Arbo will become more effective as more and more users start using the assistant.

The Eluga Ray Max sports a 5.2 inch full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.4GHZ Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. It houses a 3000 mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. As mentioned earlier it comes in 32/64 GB storage options and includes features like 4G VOLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and USB OTG Support.

As for optics, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and an 8-megapixel side angled camera with a front flash. It also sports a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.

On the other hand, the Panasonic Eluga Ray X sports a 5.5 inch HD IPS LCD display. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz Mediatek chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM. It is fuelled by a 4000 mAh battery with included features like 4G VOLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and USB OTG Support.

As for optics, it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front facing camera.