Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd forayed into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with its in-house developed virtual assistance ‘Arbo’ in its two new smartphones – Eluga Ray Max and Eluga Ray X. Arbo, the virtual buddy with AI is derived from Esperanto and means a framework that supports climbing plants. The newly launched smartphones Eluga Ray Max and Eluga Ray X are priced at Rs. 11,499 (32GB), Rs.12,499 (64GB) and Rs. 8,999 respectively, and will be available exclusively on Flipkart from April 17, 2017 onwards.
The Virtual assistant is a self-learning technology that understands the user behaviour and then maps their daily activities for them accordingly. With its ‘location identification’ feature, it recognizes the places often visited by the user and sends out prompt responses asking them to make changes to their phone settings. The AI powered assistant takes care of all the daily tasks and activities like calls and messages that need to be framed and sent out on a regular basis. It also keeps a detailed list of all the applications functioning on the smartphone, gathers detailed information on their habits and informs them about it accordingly.
The Eluga Ray Max weighs a mere 165 gms and sports a 16 MP rear camera with professional mode and an 8 MP front camera with a selfie flash, a feature which enables the user to take perfect selfies even in the darkest spots. The Eluga Ray Max is powered by 1.4GHz 64bit Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor paired with 4GB RAM and comes with 64GB and 32GB internal memory variants that can be expanded up to 128GB. It is also equipped with a Front Finger Print Sensor in collaboration with ‘Android for work’ which provides the smartphone with an impenetrable security that can be surpassed only by the designated user.
The Eluga Ray Max and Eluga Ray X runs on an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) platform, featuring a metallic body along with USB 2.0 with OTG support, Ambient Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and houses a battery capacity of 3000mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and 4000mAh respectively. The 4G and VOLTE enabled smartphones – Eluga Ray Max and Eluga Ray with premium look comes with 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch IPS LCD Screen respectively and will be available in Gold and Space grey colour.
Mr. Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, “Further to taking forward the legacy of the highly successful Eluga series, we are happy to inform that our new AI assistant – Arbo featured smartphones Eluga Raymax and Ray X will be available on Flipkart from 17th April onwards. With increased internet penetration and growing popularity of online shopping, combined with growing demand for smartphones, we have exclusively tied up with Flipkart in order to reach out to our customers in every corner of the country. With this partnership, we aim to make technology accessible to all and amplify our reach to a larger audience.”