Panasonic launched Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1, these are rugged smartphones by Panasonic available in India. The Toughpad FZ-E1 comes with Windows Embedded 8.1 Handled and powered by 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) processor, whereas Toughpad FZ-X1 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and powered by 1.7GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro (APQ8064T) processor. Both the Toughpads supports 4G LTE, 3G connectivity, 8MP rear camera with powerful flash light and 1.3MP front camera. Both these powerful smartphones are Water and Dustproof with IP65/IP68 certified and also comes with optional 1D/2D bar-code reader.
These are aimed at enterprise and B2B market.
Created for usage in the automotive diagnostic industry and field work, mainly for indoor maintenance, the new semi-rugged Toughbook CF-54 is the thinnest an lightest semi-rugged PC in its category.
Commenting on the launch, Hide Harada, Managing Officer in charge of Mobile Business Division, Director of IT Products Business Division (ITPBD), AVC Networks Company, Panasonic Corporation said,
With mobility increasingly becoming a crucial factor in determining business success today, the launch of these products is a strategic step towards enhancing our focus on the mobility segment. We are among the few device manufacturers to offer complete customization for our rugged-devices, with everything in-house. With the new devices complementing our existing business, we will be able to significantly improve our presence in the segment, driven by factors such as improving mobility infrastructure and ecosystem, combined with business and workforce demand.
Toru Hasegawa, Divisional Managing Director, Solutions Division, Panasonic India, said,
With the industry moving towards unification of enterprise and carrier networks, we are offering all-inclusive solutions to different market segments. The new products build on the legacy of nearly two decades of rugged devices from Panasonic to accomplish the mission of professionals in the most demanding work environments. With this launch, we are looking at increasing our presence in the Rugged IT devices segment from an existing 60% to almost 65%.
The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 are available for Rs. 1,19,000 and Rs. 1,09,000, and the Toughbook CF-54 is available for Rs. 139,000.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 specifications are