Panasonic jumped into Artificial Intelligence world by introducing (on 27th March 2017) their in-house developed virtual assistance 'Arbo'. Arbo is the virtual buddy with AI and its derived from Esperento. Arbo means a framework that supports climbing plants. At the same occasion, Panasonic launched two new smartphones named Eluga Ray Max and Eluga Ray X which incorporates Arbo on them. The update which includes Arbo will be rolled other Panasonic smartphones within April 2017.
All about Arbo: Arbo is a Virtual Buddy which understands the behaviors on one's phone for around 7 days and then maps their daily activities for them accordingly. The location identification feature recognizes the places often visited by an user and sends out responses asking them to make changes to their phone settings. Arbo takes care of all the daily tasks and activities like calls, messages etc., that need to be framed and sent out on a regular basis. With Arbo, one can keep their settings, behaviors etc., synchronized across their Panasonic devices. Panasonic has a plan in pipeline to provide this capability for other smartphones too.
Eluga Ray Max and Ray X Key features: The Eluga RayMax is a fully metallic 4G smartphones built with Aircraft material quality metal and it weighs 165 grams. The device is powered by a 1.4 GHz 64-bit OctaCore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor backed with a 4GB RAM and with internal storage of 32 GB and 64 GB variants. The storage can be expanded upto 128 GB using a micro SD card. The Ray X is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad core processor. The devices are also equipped with a front finger print sensor in collaboration with 'Android for work' which provides the smartphone with a security that can be surpassed only by the designated user. These devices comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and they house a batteries with capacity of 3000 mAH with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support and 4000 mAh respectively. In camera front, both these devices comes with a 16 MP rear shooter and Ray Max comes with a 8 MP front with selfie-flash camera while Ray X houses a 5 MP front camera.
Eluga Ray Max and Eluga Ray X comes with 5.2" and 5.5" IPS LCD screens comprising Full HD and HD capability respectively and they would be available in Gold and Space Grey colours.
Eluga Ray Max and Eluga Ray X would be exclusively available on the ecommerce site Flipkart and they are priced at Rs. 11,499/- (for 32GB Variant), Rs. 12,499/- (for 64GB variant) and Rs. 8,999/- respectively.
At the launch, Mr. Manish Sharma, President & CEO, Panasonic India & South Asia, and Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation Said,
“Panasonic has always strived onto creating a sustainable connected environment for its customers across the world. With the launch of our first AI-enabled smartphone, we are now expanding our product offerings which will help empower our consumer base and assist them in performing tasks in a smarter way. AI has been dubbed as the technology which in future will shape the product interface and the way we interact with our smartphones, with this pilot advancement we hope that this will not only enhance our market share but will also further strengthen our position within the industry.” AI has been dubbed as the technology which in future will shape the product interface and the way we interact with our smartphones, with this pilot advancement we hope that this will not only enhance our market share but will also further strengthen our position within the industry.”