Panasonic launches Eluga Mark smartphone with focus on security

Panasonic launches Eluga Mark smartphone with focus on security

Panasonic has added a new smartphone to its Eluga-series in India with the launch of Eluga Mark smartphone, priced at Rs. 11,990. The company has build this security-oriented device keeping in mind the young professionals and the enterprise segment.

The Eluga mark will be available to buy via offline as well as online retail channels.

Talking about the security, the handset comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back panel, and a user can configure up to 8 different fingerprints at a single time, claims the company. Another highlight of the device is that, it comes pre-loaded with Android for work which brings enhanced IT-related security and BYOD (bring your own device) compatibility for private devices to operate on secure corporate networks.

The handset also supports 4G LTE connectivity with India specific LTE bands support, and offers other connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS/A-GPS, OTG support, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth.

The Panasonic Eluga Mark features a 5.5-inch (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It’s a dual-SIM smartphone.

The internal storage is 16GB, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). The Eluga Mark sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, along with a secondary 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Speaking at the launch, Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India said, “With the growing use of smartphones for a wider range of high-risk activities such as access to cloud data and private information, mobile security is a top priority for users. This control-sensitive device, which achieves complex tasks with the press of a finger or a swipe of the thumb, is personalized for the user and protects the smartphone investment. We are approaching an end of the year which brings our portfolio for 2015 to a total of 16 new devices launch with a few more to come.”

In October, Panasonic launched Toughpad FZ-Y1 rugged Windows-powered tablet, which is also the worlds first Tablet with 20-Inch 4K Display.