Panasonic and Softbank have just announced the upcoming availability of the “102P” smartphone, which is expected to arrive in Japan in March. The device will be available in three colors Blue Sky, Black, and Silver, for a price that will be unveiled closer to launch.
Dubbed Panasonic Softbank 102P, the smartphone promises to be one of the sleekest available in the market at only 7.8mm. This will probably come in third after Huawei Ascend P1 S, which is only 6.68mm, as well as Motorola RAZR at only 7.1mm thickness.
Panasonic Softbank 102P weighs 103g (battery included) and comes with all Japanese-related specs usually included with all mobile phones.
In this regard, Panasonic Softbank 102P features a waterproof and dustproof body, mobile wallet, earthquake early warning and emergency e-mail bulletin.
Unfortunately, the Softbank 102P runs Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and it’s likely to be stuck on this platform for a while. Panasonic has yet to make any announcements regarding the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade of its Android lineup.
Aside from the stunning design, Panasonic Softbank 102P is just an average dual-core smartphone, as the phone embeds a 1 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor and packs 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of onboard memory, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
The phone comes with a large 4.3-inch qHD OLED capacitive touchscreen that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
On the back, Softbank 102P packs an impressive 8.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, while on the front there’s a secondary camera for video calls.
On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers a wide range of options, including HSPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, as well as GPS with A-GPS support. The phone’s 1150 mAh Li-Ion battery is rated by the manufacturer for up to 310 hours of standby time or up to 5 hours of talk time.