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In case there was any doubt that 5 inches is the new standard for Android superphones, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has removed all of it with a new hardware series. Right at the top of the list is a new device from Panasonic in their relatively young Eluga family, this one christened the ELUGA X P-O2E. The 5-inch LCD screen is naturally 1080p, and hides a 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon Pro processor, and a 13.2 megapixel camera. Colors are a flat black and a more interesting teal, as seen below.

eluga blue eluga black

Other specifications include an increasingly pedestrian battery capacity of 2320mAh, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (with a little over 8 dedicated to the system), LTE, and Android 4.1. Panasonic's only been back in the smartphone game for about ten months, and so far they haven't shown any indication of expanding beyond the territories of western Europe and Japan. But with the current fervor surrounding 5-inch devices, and the relatively similar LG Optimus G Pro and Sony Xperia Z, we might be seeing this one selected by a few more carriers.


Japanese consumers can pick up an Eluga X from NTT DoCoMo on January 30th. Expect to see this and other Panasonic models at Mobile World Congress.

Source: Press release, Specs, NTT DoCoMo, Eluga X P-O2E PDF

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Bojan Gutic

    Please, for the love of god, stop using those hideous physical buttons and put some on-screen ones on your phones...

    • Norman Farmer

      Choice of button's make no impact on my decision to buy a phone. Hardware, and software button's both have their pro's and con's in my book.

      • smeddy

        Yep, personally I dislike onscreen buttons. So far (at least), implementation is ugly and inconsistent.

        All my favourite phones, from the HD2 to the Samsung Note, have physical buttons, and while other stats are more important (screen, expandable memory, removable battery), it would be a small factor in what I choose.

    • RajivSK

      I use the physical home button on the S2 to wake up the phone. A lot of the time, when it's lying on a table for instance, it's a lot more convenient. The only con to physical buttons, as far as i'm concerned, is not being able to take advantage of the new Pie feature in Paranoid Android. But as Norman is saying, it will probably not be a deciding factor, or any factor for that matter in picking a new phone this spring.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Samsung rules this space period.

    • Dick

      That awesome blue anodized aluminum color has got to be important to some demographic, and Samsung could not ramp up production on that very fast...

  • K Man

    docomo P-02E can root.Please tell me

  • ParanoidAndroid

    Sweet looking phone