Panasonic unveils the Eluga, a Waterproof Android Smartphone

Back in November Panasonic had revealed its plans to enter the European market with new smartphones and the company has kept on the promise and announced the Panasonic Eluga, which is an Android powered smartphone. 

The weirdly named Eluga packs in nice bunch of specs. Coming in first is the 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor coupled with a 1 GB of RAM. Eluga sports a 4.3 inch OLED display with a qHD 960 x 530 pixels resolution.

The Eluga is just 7.8mm thick and weighs just 103 grams. There is an 8 MP shooter at the back with auto focus and image stabilization. The Eluga will be arriving with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread initially but Panasonic promises to bring in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade from June 2012.

Now that’s not all, the Eluga has NFC and DLNA capabilities. The smartphone is dust-proof and also water-proof with the IP57 certification which goes to mean the device can work when immersed in 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes with damaging it. The Eluga is powered by a 1,150 mAh battery which will give users an approximate standby time of 300 hours and talktime of 240 minutes. With all this expect the Eluga to reach markets by March.