Panasonic Announces Eluga Smartphone

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Panasonic Europe has announced it's new Android Smartphone called the Eluga, which combines sleekness and durability.

The Eluga is IP 57 certified, meaning that it is water and dust proof, and weighs in at 3.6 ounces. Waterproof, as in it can be completely submerged, and still function. With it's ultra-thin frame, it has the largest display area ratio around, at 68%. The Eluga also features a 4.3 inch capacitive OLED qHD screen, with a resolution of 960x540. It's camera is 8 megapixels.

The new device is also NFC ready, a feature rumored to be included with the iPhone 5, which is likewise rumored to be launched in the fall.

Another Eluga feature, besides having a name reminiscent of a type of caviar, is it's Eco Mode. This function shuts down background applications when the charge is running low, prolonging battery life. It is also said to be capable of operating as a remote control for Panasonic HDTV's, as a bonus.

The Eluga can be purchased at European Panasonic retailers in April, with pricing to be announced.