Panasonic has more budget smartphones in its inventory than any other category of smartphones, and that inventory has gotten bigger with the Panasonic P9 which was launched in the Panasonic P series some days ago in India.
Panasonic P9 Specifications, Review and Highlights
Design & Display
The Panasonic P9 (thankfully) has a metal body design, unlike many budget smartphones that are covered with plastic, driving home the budget tag on them.
It has a 5-inch FWVGA (854 * 480) display that is protected with Asahi Dragon Trail Glass. The smartphone weighs 144g and is 8.6mm thick.
Storage & Processor
The P9 comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32GB using an external microSD card.
It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor with a max speed of 1.1GHz, while its graphics processes are carried out by a Mali T720 GPU.
The smartphone sports an 8MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture and LED flash at the rear to handle main photography, and a 5MP camera is present at the front for taking selfies.
Battery & Connectivity
The Panasonic P9 packs a 2210mAh battery and comes with dual SIM slots which support 4G VoLTE. It is compatible with FM Radio and offers the regular connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
The Panasonic P9 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Panasonic P9 Full Phone Specifications
|Announced||September 6, 2017|
|Released||September 6, 2017|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G Network||LTE with VoLTE|
|SIM Type||Micro-SIM, dual standby|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||Up to 300/50 Mbps|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||144.5 * 72.95 * 8.6mm|
|Build||Metal aluminium design|
|Colors||Champagne Gold and Black|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||854 * 480 (FWVGA)|
|Pixel Density||~294 ppi pixel density|
|Protection||Asahi Dragon Trail glass protection|
|Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)|
|64-bit MediaTek MT6737M processor|
|Number of Processor Cores||Quad-core|
|Internal Storage||16GB internal memory|
|expandable up to 32GB with microSD|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, Light|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||USB v2.0|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||Yes|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
Availability and Price of Panasonic P9 in India
The Panasonic P9 costs Rs. 6,290 in India and can be purchased from Panasonic shops and retail outlets in the country.