New reports suggest that Panasonic will return to the mobile phone market with a more robust handset at the MWC 2014.
Panasonic has been to the big tech event before but didn't have a great deal of success with its last visit. In 2012 the company launched its Panasonic Eluga smartphone but the waterproof handset didn't go down well with consumers.
As a result of the bad reaction, Panasonic bowed out of the market altogether and hasn't released a smartphone for well over a year.
However, according to Japanese website Asahi, the tech giant is preparing a very robust smartphone for the Barcelona event at the end of next month (February).
The website doesn't give many more details about the potential Panasonic smartphone but its unknown sources indicate that the device will carry a five-inch handset with shockproof abilities.
This would indicate that it could be targeting a mid-range audience that want a sturdy smartphone with no record-breaking specs.
Posted by Peter Robinson