Panasonic has announced a unique Android offering headed for Softbank, a Japanese carrier, officially unveiling the Lumix Phone 101P today.


The Lumix Phone looks almost exactly like a pocket-sized digital camera, except for its 4" touch screen and Android 2.3 software. Under its surprisingly slender frame, it houses some interesting specs:

  • 4-inch QHD LCD screen with 960×540 resolution
  • 13.2MP CMOS Lumix sensor with “Mobile Venus Engine“
  • Waterproof body
  • TI OMAP4430 dual-core CPU (1GHz)
  • Ultra Speed compatibility (Softbank's broadband network)
  • microSD card slot
  • Infrared connection
  • E-wallet function
  • Digital TV tuner
  • A sleek body (64×123×9.8mm)
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread

There's no word yet on pricing, or whether this phone will make an appearance in other countries, but it seems like a unique fusion between a point-and-shoot camera and a mobile phone, and it will be interesting to see how its 13.2MP sensor performs, especially next to Samsung's newly-announced 16MP sensors.

via TechCrunch

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  • Jim

    So how much will Panasonic have to pay Microsoft for each Android phone?

  • http://www.level32.net level32

    Very cool, we are closing the gap between devices with electronics becoming one.

  • jemolian

    wondering about zoom and battery life...

  • RockingmyEvo3D

    Looks pretty good but dangerously about to become useless spec wise. HTC and SAMSUNG have updated there specs on unreleased device that will now be rolling with 1.5Ghz processors. Plus with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and The new Snapdragon S4 on the way NOBODY will be able to compete with either HTC or SAMSUNG in the ladder part of 2011 and upcoming 2012. CES and CTIA will be big in 2012 for these two manufacturers...

  • Bacon-hat

    So if my phone gets water damage will my phone company replace it since its a manufacturing defect? Take that Asurion!!
    Freaking deductible as much as it subsidized price....

  • montgoss

    If this worked on AT&T or Verizon, I would buy it today!
    I'm so looking forward to the day that I can leave my point-and-shoot camera at home and get decent pics with my cellphone.