During IFA this week Panasonic have unveiled their new Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1 and FZ-E1 rugged smartphone devices, which is equipped with a 5-inch display and is both US Department of Defense certified with MIL-STD-810G and IP68 certified, for protection against dust and water, into which it can be submerged.
The Panasonic Toughpad rugged phones can run either Windows 8.1 or Google’s Android 4.2.2 operating system and are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz Quad-Core SoC supported by 2GB of RAM.
The 5-inch screen of the rugged smartphone offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and supports 10 point capacitive multi-touch input. The battery in the rugged device is a powerful 6,200mAh that is capable of providing up to 1,000 hours of standby, up to 23 hours of talk time and up to 14 hours of continuous data access. Panasonic explains an little more about its rugged creation.
“With resistance to drops of up to 3m to concrete, the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 go beyond MIL-STD-810G specifications to assure reliability. Both devices are fully sealed against dust and are submersible in up to 1.5 meter of water for up to 30 minutes, meeting IP68 certification requirements. The devices can operate in temperatures ranging from -20°C to 60°C thanks to a built-in heater, and are also tested for resistance to impact, shock, vibration, altitude and extreme humidity.
The devices’ numerous unique enterprise-grade features include a sunlight-readable, anti-reflective HD (1280×720) 10-point capacitive, toughened multi-touchscreen display that works even with heavy gloves.
It includes a rain-sensing feature that allows for single touch use even in pouring rain. In addition to an 8MP rear camera with bright LED flash and a 1.3MP front camera, configuration options are available such as an integrated 1D/2D barcode reader and a gadget expanssion facility allows enterprises to customise the ideal tool for their workforces. Programmable, function buttons make customising the device for one touch access to favourite applications easy to achieve.”
For more information on the new The Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 jump over to the Panasonic press release website for details and full specifications.