Panasonic P88 announced: 5.3-inch 720p display, quad-core CPU, $140


Panasonic has announced the P88 smartphone in India. A modest, but affordable model, the Panasonic P88 checks a few of the right boxes including a list price of INR 9,290 (a few dollars short of $140).

The specsheet starts with a 5.3″ IPS display of 720p resolution (some 277ppi) covered with 2.5D glass by Japanese glass specialists Asahi (no gorillas there). Computing power comes from a 1.25GHz quad-core CPU inside an unnamed chipset. You also get 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which is expandable by up to 128GB.

The P88 sports a 13MP rear camera with no less than three LEDs on its flash, and there’s an LED flash on the front as well to accompany the 5MP selfie snapper. The phone boots Android Marshmallow, supports VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS, and also has a pair of SIM slots.

Available in Gold and Charcoal Grey, the P88 is 8.35mm thick and weighs 156g. Inside it there’s a 2,600mAh battery to keep the lights on – not for too long, probably