Panasonic has announced details and rendered images for a prototype of its first Android smartphone, which will release globally as part of plans to return to the global smartphone market.
The prototype design features an ultrathin device with a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) AMOLED display, thin bezels at the front and a curved back that forms the letter D when viewed from the sides.
As previously reported, the prototype handset from Panasonic will run on Google’s Android mobile operating system but the firm did not disclose if it would come with the latest version, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Panasonic also said that the smartphone will touts NFC capability and have IP certifications for dust-proof and water-resistant body.
Details on the snapper are not yet available and news of a front camera remains mum as well.
The Panasonic Android smartphone is set to launch in Europe on March of next year.
The company expects to sell 1.5 million smartphones in 2012 and at least 15 million by 2016.