Panasonic Lumix CM1 is an Android Phone in a Camera

It's been a long while since we heard a smartphone offering from the Japanese manufacturer Panasonic. But they have returned to the scene as the company very recently announced the Lumix CM1 smartphone camera at the Photokina event in  Cologne, Germany. The CM1 weights 204 grams and measures about 21mm of thickness. Now it depends on how you would like to see the device, it can be a thin camera device or a bulky Android smartphone, but Panasonic prefers this device to be thought of as a "very capable camera that also comes with communication capabilities rather than as a smartphone with great imaging," according to The Verge.

As for the Lumix CM1 smartphone specs, the device features a 4.7" Full HD display (1920x1080 resolution) encased in an aluminum body with faux-leather design. Inside the machine is a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked  at 2.3GHz with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage alongside. Plus is also supports microSD card for up to 128GB. Android 4.4 Kitkat is also on board and then there is a 2,600mAh battery powering the entire Panasonic device. 

Now for the camera and imaging aspect of the CM1, Panasonic equipped it with a 1-inch sensor boasting a 20MP resolution and comes with a very large f/2.8 Leica-branded lens. On the device there is a dedicated button to switch between smartphone and camera mode, when switched to the camera mode the Venus Engine kicks in which is its processor. Plus the camera is capable of 4K video recording and good thing the external memory slot can hold up to 128GB of additional space.

It's important to note that this device will only be launched in Germany and France this coming November for 900 euros. Now if the CM1 will have a success in those countries, Panasonic will most likely move forward with the device rolled out in other markets. 

Panasonic Lumix CM1 Specs:

- 4.7" Full HD Display
- 1920x1080 resolution
- 2.3GHz Quad-core Snapdragon Processor
- 16GB Internal Storage
- Supports microSD card up to 128GB
- 20MP with 1-inch Sensor
- f/2.8 Aperture
- 28mm wide-angle Leica lens
- Android 4.4 Kitkat
- 204g, 21mm thick
- Bluetooth, WiFi, 4G LTE, NFC
- 2,600mAh Battery

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