Panasonic has added three new members to its Toughpad series with the launch of Toughpad FZ-F1, FZ-N1 and FZ-A2 in India. The Android-powered Toughpad FZ-N1, will be launched with integrated 1D/2D barcode reader and with data and voice feature at a street price of Rs 99,000 + Tax and the Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise-powered Toughpad FZ-F1 will be launched with integrated 1D/2D barcode reader and with data and voice feature at a street price of Rs 1.09 lakh +Tax. Lastly, the Toughpad FZ-A2 will be available at a starting price of Rs 1.20 lakh + tax.
To recall, the devices were launched during last year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. The Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1 houses an angled rear barcode reader that allows the user to scan items without bending at the elbow or wrist and also offers barcode reader activation buttons on either side making it easy for use by left- or right-handed users. Besides, the devices also offer a glove enabled touch screen, multi-touch, sunlight viewable display with a rain sensing mode that delivers accurate operation, even in inclement weather.
Further, the company claims that Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1 have passed drop test of 6 feet and a torturous tumble test that saw the devices endure 2,000 consecutive 3.3 feet drops. The devices also come will IP65 and IP67 certification, which makes them waterproof and shockproof.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1 comes with a 4.7-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and are powered by 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which is paired with 2GB of RAM, and Adreno 330 GPU. The devices offer 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up-to 64GB via microSD card. Both the handheld devices sport an 8-megapixel rear with LED flash and a 5-megapixel shooter on the front panel.
The Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1 get the power from a 3200 mAh battery, which can be swapped with optional long-life 6000 mAh battery. The standard battery claims to offer continuous operation of up to 8 hours, standby of up to 700 hours and talk time of up to 24 hours, whereas long-life battery claims to offer continuous operation of up to 16 hours, standby of up to 1400 hours and talk time of up to 48 hours. On the connectivity front, the devices offer Dual SIM, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 (Class 1), and a micro USB port. The devices measure 6.12 x 2.92 x 0.64 and weigh around 9.8 oz.
Meanwhile, Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 tablet is a lightweight (880g) and slim (16.4mm) rugged tablet with a fanless design and runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with Enterprise Security from Android for Work. The 10.1-inch tablet is powered by an Intel AtomTM x5-Z8550 Quad Core processor (2 MB cache, 1.44GHz up to 2.4GHz) with 4GB RAM and a 32GB eMMC storage.