Panasonic launched Panasonic Eluga Ray 700 at Rs 9,999 in September last year. Now Panasonic has announced the roll-out of ‘Face Unlock’ feature through an over the air update (FOTA) for Eluga Ray 700 smartphone. The Panasonic Eluga Ray 700 comes in three colours – Champagne Gold, Mocha Gold and Marine Blue.
In order to enable the feature, the user needs to download the latest update and simply needs to access the ‘Face Unlock’ feature in Phone Settings menu. The user can then launch it to register his/her face for the first time; once the facial characteristics are registered, the user can use it to unlock the phone by exposing the display towards his/her face.
The Face Unlock feature is an AI enabled feature and provides safety to the user by preventing fake events like unlocking through face image – digital or print, unlocking with face with closed eyes etc. It is not a forced application and the user may choose to use Fingerprint sensor or other conventional ways to lock/unlock the device.
Talking about the update, Pankaj Rana, Business Head – Mobility Division, Panasonic India, said, “Face Recognition has now become a new trend of securing authentication for smartphone phones. Through this feature, the user can simply unlock their smartphone just by looking at it and the response is quick with an accuracy rate of over 95% when compared to a PIN or fingerprint sensor. We are planning to introduce this feature in some of our upcoming smartphones as well.”
The Panasonic Eluga Ray 700 features 5.5-inch full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it is powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM and is backed by a 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card slot. For complete specs, click here.
The smartphone runs on stock Android 7.0 Nougat. The smartphone also features a fingerprint scanner which is embedded into the home button on the front. On the camera front, the device sports a 13-megapixel primary camera which has a 5P lens, f/2.0 aperture as well as a dual-LED flash. For the front, there is the same 13-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling with LED flash, 5P lens and a f/2.2 aperture.
On the connectivity front, both support 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio, dual-SIM and micro USB 2.0 port. It has sensors like Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor. Both the smartphones come with company’s own smart AI-powered (Artificial Intelligence) assistant named – Arbo. The phone is backed by a Li-ion Polymer 5000mAh battery. The device measures 153.75 x 75.35 x 8.9mm and weighs 182 grams.