Panasonic Eluga brand smartphones were a failure and their entry into India with budget smartphone isn't that great. The company hasn't given up and they are still experimenting on something new and today at Photokina 2014 they introduced Lumix Smart Camera CM1.
Panasonic Lumix CM1
The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 is a real competitor to Samsung Galaxy K Zoom and I think there is no more explanation needed as it's either a smartphone with great camera attached or camera with common Android phone features.
The panasonic Lumix Smart runs on Android with Kitkat on it on top of 4.7 inch full HD display and powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2.3 Ghz quad core processor and 2 GB RAM. That's some thing like high-end specifications phone carriers and it also includes 4G LTE Cat 4 connectivity along with NFC, WiFi, 16 Gb internal memory + micro SD card slot.
Panasonic Camera Phone
|Display: 4.7 inch 1080x1920 touchscreen display|
|2.3 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor|
|2 GB RAM|
|Software: Android 4.4 Kitkat OS|
|Main Camera: 20 MP rear camera with LED Flash|
|Storage: 16 GB Internal + Micro SD card slot up to 32 GB|
|Connectivity:4G LTE-A (Cat 4), 3G HSPA, Bluetooth, WiFi tether, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC|
|Battery: 2600 mAh Li-ion battery|
|GPS, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack, 204 grams, 21.1 mm thickness|
Panasonic Lumix camera phone DMC-C1 will be limited for sale in selected markets. In Germany, Spain and France availability is said to be November for about €899. Later in the month of November, availability in United States was confirmed.
The Panasonic Lumix CM1 is now available in USA with WiFi & LTE connectivity costing $999 from Panasonic. Will you buy it?