Panasonic was also at the IFA 2014 this week, where they announced the launch of its new ToughPad FZ-X1 and FZ-E1 rugged smartphones. Both devices features large 5-inch displays and are US Department of Defense certified with MIL-STD-810G and IP68, which means they are protected against dust and water.
The Panasonic ToughPad smartphones comes with either Android 4.2.2 or Windows 8.1 operating system. They are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz Quad-Core SoC supported by 2GB of RAM. Both devices are fitted with a powerful 6,200mAh 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.
No matter which operating system you choose you will get a device equipped with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and supports 10 point capacitive multi-touch input.
“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.”
“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.”
More details on the Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 Ruggedized smartphones can be found from Panasonic’s Official Press Release website for details and full specifications.