Panasonic announces the Eluga smartphone for Europe, P-04D and 102P for Japan

A few months ago Panasonic made it clear they wanted to sell smartphones outside of Japan, and shortly after, a water/dust proof device was revealed for this spring. Panasonic just made it official with the unveiling of the Eluga (pictured above) for Europe.

Panasonic also just announced the P-04D for NTT DoCoMo and 102P for Softbank which are both the same device as the Eluga, but is also the same device as the P-05D Disney Phone for NTT DoCoMo we showed you a couple of weeks ago. The only difference (other than colors) we know of is the Eluga gets NFC while the Japanese models get the Felica chip. All models should be available in March.

The big news is they’re going to be only 7.8mm thick and weigh 103 grams. To achieve this, Panasonic is putting in a 1150mAh battery, which is pretty small based on today’s standards.

Hit the break for a pic of the P-04D and full specs

Full specs

  • Android 2.3.5
  • 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • Size: 123 × 62 × 7.8mm
  • 103 grams
  • 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display
  • 8.2MP Camera
  • Front camera (unknown)
  • WiFi 802.11 b / g / n Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • microSD (Max 32GB), microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
  • 1150mAh non-removable battery
  • Other Waterproof: (IPX5/IPX7), dust (IP5X)
  • Tethering support (up to 5)

**Use of the microSD is, will be required “(sample) microSD card reader-writer” Cable included.



About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.