Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 – The Real Rugged Smartphones

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 - The Real Rugged Smartphones
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 – The Real Rugged Smartphones

Panasonic already unveiled its latest rugged devices (at MWC 2014) from the Toughpad smartphone series, but here we have some more details about both models. The first one is Toughpad FZ-X1 running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and powered by a 1.7 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064T) processor, the second device is Toughpad FZ-E1 and it runs Windows Embedded 8 Handheld (the Metro UI is just like the Windows Phone 8), it also has a more powerful processor – a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB).

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 rugged smartphones
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 rugged smartphones

Of course, both phones are water and dust proof (with the IP65/IP68 certificate), there’s a bar-code scanner, LTE or 3G support, 8MP main camera with a really really powerful flashlight and 1.3MP front-facing camera for video calls.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 tech specs:

Screen – 5-inch with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and 500 cd/m2 brightness (protected from sunlight reflection)
Processor -1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
OS – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Windows Embedded 8 Handheld
Water and Dust proof, IP65/IP58 certified
Camera – 8MP main camera with flash + 1.3MP front-facing camera
Memory – 2GB RAM and 32GB of built-in storage
Other features – FIPS 140-2 Level 2 compliant, MIL-STD 810G compliant, resistant from drops at a height of 3 meters
Connectivity 4G LTE/ 3G (HSPA+ 21 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a/b / g/n/ac Bluetooth 4.0, Satellite GPS, micro HDMI
Battery – 6,200mAh hot-swappable with up to 14 hours talk time and up to 1000 hours standby

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 will be available on the market this June at a price of around $1100 (US Dollars).

 

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