Notebookcheck

CES 2015 | Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US via AT&T and T-Mobile

Panasonic Lumix CM1 Android smartphone with 20 MP camera and 4K video recording
Panasonic Lumix CM1
This device brings together a point-and-shoot camera with manual control ring and a powerful Android smartphone, but it costs no less than $1,000 USD unlocked.

Panasonic announced the Lumix CM1 Android-driven camera phone back in September, but the handset became available only last month. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy Zoom, the new Panasonic handset features the Japanese company's notorious Lumix design and even a manual control ring. Lumix CM1 is not available in the US yet, but Panasonic announced at CES that AT&T and T-Mobile will soon add it to their portfolios.

Panasonic Lumix CM1 has the following specs and features:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with Adreno 330 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 4.7-inch capacitive multitouch with 1,920X1,080 pixels and 469 ppi
  • Cameras: 1.1 MP front, 20 MP camera on the back with Leica optics and 1" sensor size, autofocus, LED flash
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, NFC, micro USB 2.0
  • Operating system: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.45 pounds; 5.33X2.68X0.83 inches
  • Battery: lithium-ion 2600 mAh

This handset is currently on sale in Europe, where it has a very high price tag - £1,289 GBP on Amazon.co.uk, for example (roughly $1,950 USD!!!). MobileSyrup claims Lumix CM1 will hit the US this summer where Panasonic will sell it unlocked for "only" $1,000 USD. We will probably get back to it as soon as T-Mobile and AT&T reveal its availability and pricing.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome!

Currently wanted: 
News and Editorial Editor - Details here

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2015 01 > Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US via AT&T and T-Mobile
Codrut Nistor, 2015-01-10 (Update: 2015-01-10)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.