Panasonic P101 is the latest smartphone from Panasonic targeting those on a budget. The P101 comes with all the trendy features we typically see on affordable smartphones.
It sports the full view display with super minimal bezels, Panasonic also ditched the fingerprint scanner to bring the Face Unlock feature on-board. Let’s see what else it has to offer.
Panasonic P101 Key Specs and Features
・5.45-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 480 x 960 pixels
・Android 7.1 Nougat with 2GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6739WA
・16GB built-in storage
・8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・2500mAh non-removable Battery
Design And Display
Panasonic is known for making affordable smartphones look sleek and the company didn’t disappoint in this department. From afar, you might think it has dual cameras, but that’s a single rear camera.
You can get it in three vibrant colours, Gold, Black, and Blue. It measures 9.1mm in thickness when you turn to the sides and weighs 145g overall as well.
As stated above, the P101 would absolutely delight full-screen lovers. The bezels on the front are super minimal compared to what we typically see from the company. Even the narrow bezels are very slim as well.
Although it’s built around a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The screen has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 197 pixels per inch density for standard visuals. It also stretches up to 71.5% screen-to-body ratio.
Hardware and Software
Panasonic adopted the MT6739WA chipset from MediaTek to do the job. It comes with a 4-core processor and was built on a 28nm process mode. The processor clocks at 1.3GHz. While the PowerVR GE8100 graphics card handles graphics.
The P101 has just 2GB of RAM to multitask through all your light apps. In the storage department, you also get the standard 16GB storage space as well. Furthermore, you can upgrade up to 128GB with a memory card, the phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat.
Camera And Connectivity
The device sports an 8MP rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, HDR, panorama and other features. There’s a LED flash to help you out. While for selfies, it sports a 5MP selfie shooter with f/2.4 aperture and a front LED.
The P101 supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIM. It has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
Battery And Availability
The Panasonic P101 is powered by a non-removable 2500mAh battery with no fast charging technology. Panasonic P101 is available on shopping stores, starting from $99 to $139, that’s about (N35,000 – N45,000).
Panasonic P101 Full Specifications
・Announced: April 2018
・Status: Available. May 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)
・Material Type: Aluminum body
・Dimensions: 148.8 x 72 x 9.1 mm
・Colour: Dark Blue, Black
・Screen Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 480 x 960 pixels
・Pixel Density: 197ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 71.5%
・Operating system: Android 7.1 Nougat
・Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz
・Chipset type: Mediatek MT6739WA
・Graphics Processing Unit: PowerVR GE8100
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・Back Camera: 8MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: Yes
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Face Unlock: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No