MWC 2016: Panasonic launches two new Toughpad models

Panasonic has expanded its Toughpad portfolio with the launch of two new models, the Toughpad FZ-F1 and Toughpad FZ-N1.

These 4.7” Android and Windows devices feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

The Toughpad FZ-F1 & FZ-N1 feature an ergonomically designed, angled rear barcode reader that allows the user to scan items without bending at the elbow or wrist while also being able to clearly read the screen.

In addition, the Panasonic device comes with barcode reader activation buttons on either side making it easy for use by left- or right-handed workers.

The devices are fully sealed against dust and are also submersible, in up to 3.3’ of water for 30 minutes, meeting IP65 and IP67 certification requirements. Its ruggedized glass screen ensures the high level of display reliability and durability.

The devices come with 16GB internal storage and 2GB of RAM. They come with 4.7 inch HD display with 1280*720 pixel resolution.

Both models will be available with dual SIM slots and certified on leading mobile carrier networks, providing 4G LTE/3G/GPRS/CDMA2000 mobile broadband for voice (or VoIP) and data.

The devices are equipped with intelligent noise suppression capabilities and dual front speakers providing a maximum volume of 100 decibels.

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, near field communications (NFC), standalone and assisted GPS (A-GPS) and Bluetooth, v4.1 (Class 1) are standard on both models.

The Android-powered Toughpad FZ-N1, will initially be available as a Wi-Fi model in March of 2016 at an estimated price of $1,499.00, with a voice model to be introduced in summer 2016.

The Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise-powered Toughpad FZ-F1 will be launched as a data and voice model in fall 2016 at an estimated street price of $1,599.00.