Panasonic P81 smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 18,990: Features, specifications and comparison


Panasonic today has launched its flagship P81 smartphone, which boasts an octa-core processor. The phone has been launched for Rs 18,990 and will be available from today itself.

Talking of the specifications, the Panasonic P81 features a 5.5-inch HD 720p display. It is powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek true octa-core chipset coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It adorns a 13-megapixel rear camera which is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps and a 2-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options on the phone include dual-SIM connectivity, 3G (HSPA+) network support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and AGPS.

On the software front, it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and is upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat, though the company hasn’t given any timeline of when the update will come.

The company is offering several apps worth Rs 9,900 preloaded in the phone and is also giving away accessories worth Rs 2,000.

The P81 will be up agianst the likes of Micromax Canvas Knight A350 and Intex Aqua Octa, which come with octa-core processors and are priced in the mid-range.

The Micromax Canvas Knight A350 comes with a 5-inch full HD display which is comparitively smaller but has far better pixel density. The phone runs on 2GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core chipset with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, but lacks microSD card support. It boasts a 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-meagpixel front-facing camera. The phone is priced at Rs 19,999.

The Intex Aqua Octa, on the other hand, comes with a bigger 6-inch HD 720p display with one glass solution. It runs on a 1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM, which is double the RAM size than on the Panasonic’s phone. Also, the Intex’s phone comes with 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further by using a microSD card. On the photography front, it sports a 13-meagpixel rear camera and a 5-meagpixel front camera. The phone is priced at Rs 19,999, but can be purchased at a discounted price online.

DISPLAY 5.5-inch 720p 5-inch 1080p 6-inch 720p
PROCESSOR 1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core 2GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6592 octa-core
STORAGE 8GB expandable 32GB 16GB expandable
CAMERAS (REAR/FRONT) 13-megapixel/5-megapixel 16-megapixel/8-megapixel 13-megapixel/5-megapixel
BATTERY   2,350mAh 2,300mAh
ANDROID OS 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
PRICE Rs 18,990 Rs 19,999 Rs 19,700

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