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Panasonic named its two new Android handsets ELUGA, an acronym of sorts for “elegant user-oriented gateway,” to symbolize the slim pair of phones that aim to combine both design and function. The electronics manufacturer introduced the ELUGA and ELUGA Power handsets this past week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, extending the number of Android devices unveiled at the show from the likes of LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Viewsonic and Huawei, just to name a few. While most handset manufacturers claim the phone already combines design and functionality, the features on the ELUGA phones measure up. One standout feature: both phones are both waterproof and dustproof, so you can go about your business and not worry about every little spill near your handset. The phones are compliant with the international standard IP57 water and dustproofing standard. You might not want to take either phone for a swim, but the ELUGA line can withstand up to a depth of one meter (3.28-feet) of water for up to one hour. The phones are also protected up to 75 micrometers of dust for a period of up to eight hours. To start with design, the D-shape, slim form factor of the ELUGA is designed not to ruin the line of clothes when in your pocket.
HTC has yet to release a 5 inch device. This beautiful and very thin slate has a unique feature, that allows it to measure the temperature of its surroundings. There’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0 on board, as well as WiFi b/g/n and 60 GHz connectivity. HTC Lion EX is a quad core 2.5GHz handset with a Qualcomm S4 processor, HSPA+ connectivity and a 5 inch 720p HD Gorilla Glass display. NFC and two new functions, uTemperature and uSlide are also in the mix here.
This is a very thin 4.7 inch smartphone that runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The classic lock ring is available here on the screen of the device. This Android 4.0 HTC handset comes with a 2GHz dual core processor, a 4.7 inch 720p HD screen and Beats Audio technology. The Sense 3.5 interface is applied on top of Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s pretty cool.
HTC Classic comes with a metallic case, a 9 megapixel camera with LED flash at the rear, a 2 megapixel camera at the front and a 4.7 inch 720p display. The device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense UI 4.1 Plus and on board you’ll also find Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n, GPS and Bluetooth Data Transfer, a new feature on the device. There’s also an extra GPS sensor for extra sensitive locating and finding things easier. The smartphone is 8.6mm thick, comes with Beats Audio technology and uSchool, an app for students that translates, solves math problems and much more. This can’t be considered a futuristic device, since such smartphones will be seen plentiful at MWC 2012.
Featuring a lineup of Google software upgrades such as Face Unlock and NFC-based Android Beam, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a slightly curved 4.65-inch Super AMOLED screen working in 720p (1280×720) resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and HSPA+ network support as standard, with LTE support depending on the region. Google and Samsung have announced the world’s first smartphone running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus boasts a 5-megapixel rear camera equipped with autofocus, LED flash, zero shutter lag feature, improved low-light performance and panoramic picture mode.