There have already been rumors about Panasonic’s high-end Android device, Panasonic P-02E, which would soon be released. Those rumors died down because the company kept its mouth shut about its future releases. A few days ago, however, all rumors were confirmed to be true following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) approval of the device. The Japanese company can now start selling its new Android model.
Recent reports suggest that it would be going straight under the umbrella of Japan’s biggest telecom, NTT Docomo. There is no certainty for now that Panasonic P-02E will be sold in the United States or outside the Japanese market. This is because the company shared its intention to focus on the local market.
Panasonic is among the companies that don’t release many communications devices such as smartphones and tablets. Thus, it is quite a surprise to know that there is a high-end Android smartphone that would be released in the next few months from the company. Here are some specifications that would be packed with P-02E:
Panasonic P-02E Specs
Processor. The device is reportedly using APQ8064 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. Apparently, this is one of the most powerful SOCs available for mobile devices today. This makes Panasonic P-02E on par with other high-end devices built by mobile industry key players like Samsung, HTC and even Apple.
Display. The FCC filing didn’t provide information on the size of the screen but since it features 1920 x 1080 pixels Full HD resolution, it must at least sport a 5-inch display panel. That said, this device will become one of the large smartphones available in the market.
OS. Panasonic is required by the FCC to use the latest software available during the production of this device. That means that the P-02E will be released with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Connectivity. Aside from standard connectivity features like WLAN and Bluetooth, Panasonic P-02E will also support LTE and NFC. In Japan, the device will feature wireless charging but if ever it would be sold in the U.S., such feature will be absent. At least, that’s what the FCC filing says.
Financial loss is one of the reasons Panasonic is putting to rest plans to go after the global market. But if looking into the initial specs we know about P-02E, the device is competitive enough to go head-to-head with other high-end devices today. But let’s wait for the company’s official unveiling of the device.