Panasonic has just taken the wraps off the successor to the Panasonic CM1 smartphone which featured a 1 inch sensor. The new device is called the Panasonic CM10.
So what’s new?
The Panasonic CM10 still features a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor f/2.8 lens, the same 15mm bod, 4.7-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, Snapdragon 801 processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop and goes on sale at the end of February for $800 approx.
Confused? You should be. The CM10 is exactly the same as the CM1 except it no longer has the phone application. Just LTE data sim cards for connectivity. It still has the old specification of the CM1 which did include the phone aspects. The CM1 comes with android kitkat out of the box with an update available to lollipop. Panasonic will only make 500 a month and sell the new CM10 for over $800.
My advice, head over to Amazon UK, buy the CM1 instead and have the option to use it as a phone only. You can still use it as a connected camera only if left in flight mode. It also is a lot cheaper at £399. You special link below to see the deal.