Panasonic on Tuesday announced that its Eluga Ray 500 smartphone will be made available across leading retail stores in India. Initially available exclusively via Flipkart, the Eluga Ray 500 will now be sold offline for the same price of Rs. 8,999. The smartphone will be available in three colour variants – Marine Blue, Champagne Gold, and Mocha Gold.
At its price point, the Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 faces competition from Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi Redmi 4, Motorola Moto G5, and Micromax Canvas Infinity, among others.
Panasonic Eluga Ray 500 specifications
To recap, the Panasonic Eluga Ray is a dual SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and has support for Panasonic’s Arbo digital assistant. The phone sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS LCD display, with a 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by a 1.25GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 3GB RAM.
Talking about the optics, the Eluga Ray 500 bears a dual camera setup on the rear with a 13-megapixel rear sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor, paired with dual LED flash. In the front is a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. There is 32GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). A fingerprint sensor is embedded into the home button on the front of the phone. Powering the internals is a 4000mAh battery.
Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, “We have received tremendous demand for Eluga Ray 500, our first dual camera phone and therefore have decided to make it available in the offline channel as well at all leading retail stores. The Eluga 500 has been a great success in the online channel and we believe we will be able to replicate this success in the offline channel too.”