Panasonic launched its Panasonic Eluga Max smartphone in March with the company’s newly introduced ‘intelligent’ Arbo Virtual Assistant.The company has announced that the smartphone will be available exclusively through Flipkart from Monday, April 17, and the Arbo assistant will be available out-of-the-box.
The phone will be made available in two inbuilt storage variants- 32GB and 64GB. The former for Rs.11,499 and the latter for Rs.12,499. The dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs a 5.2 inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM.
Therefore being a better option for those planning on doing some serious multitasking with their smartphone as the device will be able to keep more apps in memory, thereby significantly reducing the app closing/ opening time. But, the biggest standout feature in Panasonic Eluga Ray Max compared to its immediate competitors, Moto G5 and Lenovo Vibe K5 Note is its AI-based Assistant called Arbo.
While smartphones have become ‘smart’, they aren’t able to think by themselves yet. However, with the advent of Artificial Intelligence(AI), things have started to change. This basically implies that the phones won’t just be smart, but intelligent too. They basically offer a customized experience to each user by learning about the user everyday and offer features and notifications tailored to each user.
ARBO acts as your virtual buddy and learns automatically from your usage patterns to suggest apps, messages/ calls to be made as per the time. It offers location-based prompts whenever necessary, and will be able to recognize a user’s habits if they switch their smartphone in the future.
Although there are other AI based assistants in the market, the inclusion of Arbo by Panasonic is something uniquely available at this price range.
The phone also features a 3000mAh battery along with a 16MP rear, with dual LED flash and 8MP front camera, with wide angle lens and flash support. It also sports a fingerprint scanner that’s Android for work certified on the home button.
Sensors on the device include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor and temperature sensor.
It weighs 165grams and measures 148x73x9.5mm.The phone sports a metal body and has a removable back plate.