Panasonic today launched a new budget Android smartphone with 4G VoLTE support in India, the P9. The Panasonic P9 comes in Black and Champagne Gold colors and has been priced at Rs.6,290. It will be available for purchase at Panasonic brand shops and other retail outlets across the country starting today.
The Panasonic P9 comes with a 5-inch display offering 480 x 854 FWVGA resolution, which is no doubt disappointing. Protecting the display panel is Asahi’s Dragon Trail glass. The processor inside the P9 is MediaTek’s quad-core MT6737M, which is a 64-bit SoC clocked at 1.1 GHz with a Mali-T720 GPU. In the memory department, Panasonic P9 is equipped with just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. Thankfully, you do get a dedicated microSD card slot for further expansion up to 32GB.
The smartphone includes an 8MP snapper at the back, paired with an f/2.0 aperture lens and an LED flash. Like most recent budget Android smartphones, there is a 5MP resolution selfie snapper on the front of the handset. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, and 4G VoLTE. Disappointingly, Panasonic has equipped the P9 with a small 2210mAh capacity battery. If you care about battery life, the P9 is certainly not an ideal smartphone for you. The P9 measures 144.5 x 72.95 x 8.6mm and weighs in at 144 grams. While the hardware specs of the P9 aren’t impressive, it does run on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box.
We at Panasonic believe in great combination of style and design so that it matches the user’s elegance. P9 is equipped with all that you need to capture the world around you flawlessly and keeps everything you love. Targeted towards consumers who are always on the go, look for durability in display screen and want a smooth multitasking experience with the latest Android Nougat 7.0, said Pankaj Rana, Business Head of Mobility Division at Panasonic India.