Panasonic on Monday launched its latest budget smartphone from the ‘P’ series, the Panasonic P55 Max in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 8,499 and is already available for purchase exclusively on the e-retail site Flipkart.
The USP of the new Panasonic P55 Max is its massive 5000mAh battery. The phone features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MTK6737 processor clocked at 1.25GHz. The phone offers 3GB of RAM and comes with 16GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The dual-SIM Panasonic P55 Pax runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Panasonic’s custom UI layered on top of it.
As for the camera, the device sports a 13-megapixel sensor on the rear with quad-LED flash to capture better shots in low light situation. At the front, it features a 5-megapixel front facing shooter for selfies and video calls. Talking about the design, it comes with a metal body with antenna lines running on top and bottom on the back panel. The volume rockers and the power button is located on the right side of the device. The 3.5mm headphone and Micro USB port sit at the top while a single speaker grill is placed at the bottom of the phone.
Connectivity options on the Panasonic P55 Max include- 4G VoLTE support, USB OTG (on-the-go), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Micro USB 2.0. Sensors on the phone are- Accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor.
“In today’s connected world, smartphones have become the lifeline drawing parallels amongst work-life balance. Be it home, work or, anywhere ZipPlay –understands and maps your need to help simplify your life. The long lasting 5000mAh battery further ensures the seamless functioning without interruptions. We believe, P55 Max will be the quintessential solution-provider for individuals in the value-based smartphone segment,” Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India said in a press statement.
The Panasonic P55 Max will be available in two colour variants- Matte Black and Gold. Given its price and massive battery capacity, the smartphone will compete against the likes of Motorola’s recently launched Moto E4 Plus which comes at a cost of Rs. 9,999.