Panasonic unveiled the second of the Eluga family of smartphones, the Power, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The Power is equipped with a bigger display and the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The device is expected to be made available in June.
Samsung is only hours away from, reportedly, launching the third in the Galaxy series of smartphones - S3 and while there are very few confirmed specs, there are several rumours floating around.
Check out how the two stack up
Display: The Samsung Galaxy S3 is likely to feature a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, a physical "Home" button and a five column User Interface (UI).
The Power carries a bigger display but the actual screen size is smaller than Samsung's Galaxy Note's 5-inch touch-screen with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels.
Dimension: An earlier IBTimes UK report suggested the Galaxy S3 would be thinner and slightly heavier than the S2. The Power measures 136x70x9.6mm and weighs 133g.
Operating System: Both smartphones will run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Processor: The Galaxy S3 will be powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The Exynos chip will make its debut with the S3. Meanwhile, an unidentified Samsung executive was quoted as saying the US variant of the Galaxy S3 could pack Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The Power has the same S4 processor - a 1.5GHz dual-core unit - with 1GB of RAM.
Camera: The Galaxy S3 could have a rear-facing eight megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash technology. The Power has a primary camera of eight megapixels with auto-focus, auto scene recognition and 8X digital zoom. Both cameras will be capable of recording video at 1080p.
Connectivity: The Galaxy S3 will offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth version 4.0 and it will also support data speed up to HSPA+21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76Mbps. The Power supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and Bluetooth version 3.0, as well as NFC.
Storage: The Galaxy S3 could come with just 16GB of onboard memory. The Power, however, has only 8GB. Both smartphones, though, will support microSD cards.
Battery: The Galaxy S3 will carry a 2050mAh battery. The Power is powered by a 1800mAh battery that reportedly provides superfast charging - 50 percent of the charge is reached in just 30 minutes and 80 percent in 57 minutes.