Once again, Panasonic has confirmed that it’s going to launch Android smartphones outside its home country (Japan), this time actually presenting a handset that will be out in Europe next year.
The handset (pictured below) doesn’t have a name yet, but it looks nice, and is really thin. We know it has a 4.3 inch qHD display. Moreover, the device has NFC capabilities, and is dustproof and waterproof.
Panasonic said the new smartphone would be out in Europe in March – at about the same time with its Toughpad A1 Android Honeycomb tablet. The company didn’t announce what version of Android the smartphone will run, but it could (should?) be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Panasonic hopes to sell “1.5 million smartphones in Europe next fiscal year”, and intends to launch handsets in the US, China and other Asian markets at some point.
If you liked the post, you might find these interesting too:
- Waterproof Panasonic Eluga with Android launching in Europe soon
- HTC plans to ship 10 million 4G smartphones this year
- Sony Xperia Ion launched in China with Android 4.0 ICS, brings Xperia Acro S and Xperia Go along
- Lenovo LePhone K860 comes with quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, Android 4.0 ICS
- 20 million Samsung smartphones sold in 2010, 60 million to be sold this year