Panasonic is expanding its Android portfolio with the launch of new P-series smartphone in India. Called P90, it is an entry-level smartphone that will compete with the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The Panasonic P90 features a 2.5D curved screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Priced at Rs 5,599, the smartphone will be available only via offline retailers.
Panasonic P90 specifications and features
The P90 features a 5-inch HD display running at a resolution of 1280x720pixels. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. A microSD card slot with support for up to 128GB is also present.
In the photography department, the Panasonic P90 features a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera with LED flash for selfies and video calling. To keep things ticking, the smartphone is armed with a 2,400mAh battery, and connectivity options include dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0. On the software front, it is sad to see Panasonic launching the phone with Android 7.0 Nougat, while Android 8.0 Oreo has been around for quite some time now.
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In comparison, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A starts at Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM with 16GB storage variant, whereas the higher variant costs Rs 6,999, and comes with 3GB RAM with 32GB storage.
It features a 5-inch HD display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset. For shutterbugs, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and 4G LTE are present on the smartphone. Armed with a 3,000mAh battery, it runs Android Nougat OS with MIUI 9 skin on top, and Android Oreo update with MIUI 10 skin will be rolled out soon.