Panasonic Eluga Power Has 5-inch HD display, S4 Processor

Panasonic has added another smartphone to its current Eluga range; the Eluga Power is a step above the current Eluga handset and solves some of the issues we saw with the original Eluga.

For example, the Power now comes with a microSD card slot and a front facing camera, both of which were absent from the Eluga (which stands for "ELegant, User-orientated GatewAy.)

The phone - which runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - also features a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU - the MSM8960 - clocked at 1.5GHz, a 5-inch 1280x720 pixels capacitive touchscreen display, an 1800mAh battery and a 9.6mm thickness.

The company has also introduced a new quick charge feature that should allow the phone to get half-charged in 30 minutes.

Add microUSB, in NFC technology, an eight megapixel rear camera (still without flash apparently), full HD video recording capabilities and IP57 water and dust proofing and you have a pretty capable handset.

Panasonic didn't confirm when the device would be available in the UK and at what price.