Panasonic India has just introduced the Eluga X1 upper mid-range smartphone. It comes with a Helio P60 chipset, dual cameras, AI Face Unlock and Pro variant with more RAM and storage.
The Eluga X1 and Eluga X1 Pro share the same body, but Panasonic gave the latter 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. Both phones come with octa-core CPU running at 2 GHz and a 6.18” screen with Full HD+ resolution and a notch on top. There is a Gorilla Glass 3 protecting both the front and the back, leaving the middle of the glass sandwich for the stainless steel frame.
Many manufacturers go for the camera placement in the upper left corner, and Eluga X1 follow suit as well. The setup has a 16 MP main sensor and 5 MP secondary one with scene recognition and offers some background blur. The selfie camera, tucked in the notch, is 16 MP. There is a fingerprint scanner on the back and IR Face Unlock support that uses 256 recognition points even in the dark.
The device comes with Android Oreo out of the box and offers dual SIM support, while the battery is 3,000 mAh with wireless charging for the Pro version. The phone with a weight of 195 grams has a USB-C port but lacks a 3.5 mm audio jack. Panasonic salvages the situation with a dongle that arrives in the retail box.
The Eluga X1 is offered in two colors – Silver and Dark Gray and launches on October 10 across all major retail stores in India. The Eluga X1 arrives with Panasonic headphones, while the Pro variant gets a wireless charger. Pricing for the regular and Pro options are respectively INR22,990($310/€270) and INR26,990($360/€320).