Panasonic has announced a new Android-powered smartphone called the ELUGA P-03. The smartphone features a 4.7-inch full HD resolution display. The native resolution of that panel is 1920 x 1080. Panasonic is positioning the new smartphone as a high-end device and it’s 10.9 mm thick.

Under the hood, the new smartphone features a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It features 32 GB of internal storage and has a whopping 13.4-megapixel rear camera. The front camera has a resolution of 1.3-megapixels. The phone weighs in at about 146 g.

Power comes from the 2600 mAh internal battery. One of the interesting features of the new smartphone is called Touch Assist, which is said to be along the lines of the Air Gestures feature on the Galaxy S 4. Touch Assist is able to detect swipes and touches before the user actually touches the screen.

The proximity feature can detect movements from up to 15 mm away and Panasonic intends the feature to help prevent users from accidentally selecting menu options or applications. This feature provides a description of the software and asks the user to confirm if they want to open the app when the finger hovers over the application.

Another interesting aspect of the Touch Assist is that hovering over image will show an enlarged preview. Hovering over a web browser will also enlarge a specific section of the screen without having to use a pinch gesture to zoom. The smartphone is currently only available via the Japanese Panasonic website. It’s unclear if the device will come to any other countries at this time.

SOURCE: TheNextWeb