The Panasonic Toughbook S1 rugged tablet was launched in India on Monday. The robust tablet is intended for logistics, transport, field service and other sectors. It runs Android 10 with Android Enterprise which is claimed to improve the security, reliability and management of applications for businesses. It has features such as an integrated barcode reader and two battery size options. The Panasonic Toughbook S1 is designed to function under extreme conditions. The rugged tablet with an outdoor-readable 7-inch screen was launched in the US in May.
Panasonic Toughbook S1 price in India
Panasonic Toughbook S1 price in India starts at Rs. 98,000. In comparison, the Panasonic rugged tablet costs $2,499 (about Rs. 1.89 lakh) in the US. In India, it will be available through Panasonic distributors and system integrators.
Panasonic Toughbook S1 specifications
The recently launched Panasonic Toughbook S1 sports a 7-inch WXGA (800×1200 pixels) IPS LCD display that is claimed to be easy to view outdoors and can be used with gloves or an extra passive pen. Furthermore, the Panasonic tablet is fall-resistant (minimum 1.5 meters) and can be used at temperatures from -20 to 50 degrees Celsius.
Panasonic Toughbook S1 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with Adreno 512 GPU, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC 5.1. For optics, it will get a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It runs Android 10 with Android Enterprise which is claimed to improve the security, reliability and management of applications for businesses.
Connectivity options on the Panasonic Toughbook S1 include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/d/h/i/r/k/v/w, Bluetooth v5.1, NFC, USB Type- C port, a microSD/SDXC card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a port replicator. Onboard sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and QZSS. Attachable accessories include a barcode reader (P/L) and a USB Type-A port.
Panasonic gives users the option to equip two batteries: standard 3,200 mAh and expanded 5,580 mAh. The former has a battery life of up to 8 hours, while the latter lasts up to 14 hours. Panasonic Toughbook S1 has IP6x, IPx5 and IPx7 ratings for dust and water resistance. It measures 194x131x22.9 mm without additional accessories. The rugged tablet weighs 434 grams with the standard battery and 514 grams with the extended battery.