Panasonic Eluga Switch: 5.5″ FHD, Hi-Fi Sound and Reversible

Panasonic has just introduced a special device to the mobile market called Panasonic Eluga Switch. Special because it is designed to be reversible, which means you can talk on the phone even when the machine is held upside down. Amazing!

Spec-wise, Panasonic Eluga Switch is equipped with a 5.5″ FHD screen, Asahi Dragon Trail Glass and Oleophobic Coating to make it scratch-free. The whole handset is powered by a Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB of non-expandable storage. Besides, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and supports 4G LTE. Moreover, the phone’s got 2 key selling points that will totally make you feel interested in.

Firstly, Panasonic Eluga Switch is very flexible since you speak on the phone even when the phone is upside down. According to Mr. Pankaj Rana, Business Head, Mobility Division, Panasonic India, “the Eluga Switch does exactly what it was imagined to do, offer two vertical screen orientations in one handheld device. A user can effortlessly ‘switch’ between an upright and inverted smartphone. The Switch is the epitome of consumer preferences, designed by keeping into consideration extensive customer feedback and expert technology.”

Secondly, this product features JBL-powered 1.2W dual front speakers with Hi-Fi Sound and 3D audio. On the other hand, the device is also shipped with JBL headsets, too. The company is sure that Panasonic Eluga Switch will bring users excellent tonal quality, rich bass and a natural sound.

For a general view of the Panasonic Eluga Switch specs, please have a look at the following summary:

Panasonic Eluga Switch Specs:

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD IPS OGS with Asahi Dragon Trail Glass protection
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 with Adreno 405 GPU
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB
  • OS: Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Reversible UI
  • Rear camera: 13 MP with LED Flash, 1080p video recording
  • Front camera: 8 MP with 84-degree wide-angle lens
  • Dimensions: 152.7 × 75.14 × 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 141 g
  • Battery: 2910 mAh

In terms of price, this unique smartphone has just been announced to be available in India with Gun Metal Grey color variant. No words have been made for its availability in other markets yet. However, if it comes here, we predict that the Panasonic Eluga Switch price in Malaysia can be around  RM1,260 and there will be a premium JBL headset in the box.

Well, what do you feel about this new Panasonic product? Do you think that a reversible smartphone is useful? Share with us your opinions!