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Panasonic shows off 4.3-inch OLED screen based Android mobile phone to be sold in Europe

Japanese electronics company Panasonic has made public a reference model to the Android handset that is due to arrive next year, as the first new Panasonic mobile phone to ship in Europe after the company pulled out five years ago.

Technology news website The Verge (opens in new tab) has published pictures of the reference model to the actual mobile phone, which can be seen at base of this piece in a slide show gallery with the images clearly showing the svelte nature of the handset.

ITProPortal first reported this news here, where Japan based financial news website NIKKEI published a piece about Panasonic re-entering the international mobile market, with an ultra-thin Android smartphone.

The website has noted that the Android model features a 4.3-inch OLED display, with a qHD resolution that will purposely be built for the European market.

This is also whilst being waterproof, dustproof, and featuring an NFC chip based upon the logo on the back. The company says it will initially target businesspeople in their 30s and 40s dealing with a medium to high price range and will develop a universal model, to expand in Asia, the Americas and China.

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.