Panasonic is known for making rugged laptops with its Toughbook lineup for some time now. The company has launched its latest Toughbook product named FZ-T1 in Europe. The new handheld Toughbook is priced at £1,142 (around Rs 1,02,915) and has mediocre specifications for the price.
But, it is a tradeoff for the rugged design and Panasonic is pitching the product mainly to the business customers. The Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1 is a handheld device with a 5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 210 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It comes with an 8-megapixel main camera and a 3,200mAh battery. What makes it really a toughbook is the IP68 water and dust resistance, MIL-STD 810G-certification and ability to withstand temperature range of -10 degree celsius to 50-degree celsius. Panasonic is even calling it as one of the most affordable rugged Android devices for business.
“It is one of the most versatile, stylish and affordable Android rugged handhelds for business and is underpinned by our market leading reputation for durable design and flexible functionality,” said Jan Kaempfer, General Manager of Marketing for Panasonic Computer Product Solutions in a press statement.
The Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1 will be available in two model options: WiFi only or WiFi and 4G capabilities for voice and data. The device weighs under 240 grams and has support for operation in the rain or can be used with gloved hands or an optional passive pen. It is also built-in with barcode reader with two trigger buttons on either side of the device.
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The Toughbook FZ-T1 runs Android Oreo is also compliant with Google Mobile Services (GMS) which is a collection of Google apps and APIs for cross functionality. It also comes with wide range of accessories to match the needs to different mobile workforces. The WiFi only model is priced at £1,142 (around Rs 1,02,915) while the WiFi and 4G model will retail for £1,214 (around Rs 1,09,404).