Panasonic has announced the launch of two water and shock proof tablets, meant for enterprise segment. One of the tablet, Panasonic FZ-E1, is priced at Rs 1.19 lakh and is based on Windows operating system. The other tablet, called as Panasonic FZ-X1, is based on Android 4.2.2 operating system and carries a price tag of Rs 1.09 lakh.
Note that technically (in terms of display size) these are phones but due to elaborate padding, these devices look like tablets.
“These devices are purpose-built to improve efficiency and productivity for professionals working in the field of defense, public safety, logistics, utilities, manufacturing, retail and field services,” said the company in a press release announcing the launch of the tablets.
The Panasonic FZ-E1 is based on Windows 8.1 operating system and has the Qualcomm MSM8974AB chipset that has a 2.3 GHz quad core processor. The tablet offers 2 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt storage, 64 GB micro SD card slot, 5 inch HD display with rain and glove mode, and three microphones for noise cancellation.
It has twin speakers with claimed output of 100dB and a 6200 mAh battery promising 23 hours of talktime, 1000 hours of standby, and a barcode reader. It can withstand a drop from a height of 3 meters and is IP68 certified for its water proof feature. It can work in environments with temprature ranging from minus 20 degree to 60 degree centigrade. It has WiFi, dual SIM, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3 megapixel front camera.
The Panasonic FZ-X1 too has a 5 inch display with high definition resolution and has glove touch mode. This Android 4.2.2 based device is also IP65 and IP68 certified for its water proof quality. As per the company, the tablet can with stand drop for a height of 10 foot onto a concrete floor. Besides, the FZ-X1 has a 6200 mAh battery, NFC, micro USB port, WiFi, 4G, and dual SIM. It also has a Qualcomm quad core processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 64 GB micro SD card slot, 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3 megapixel front camera.