Panasonic ToughPad FZ-A2 Specs & Price – Europe & U.S.A

Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU), the European Branch of Panasonic, has announced the ToughPad FZ-A2 a rugged Android Tablet designed to withstand tough conditions. You probably have not heard that Panasonic makes tablets, but the company has been making rugged work tablets and general technology products of all sizes as far back as 2014, and the ToughPad FZ-A2 is just the latest addition to their range of rugged devices. The ToughPad FZ-A2 was announced at the Automotive Innovation Summit (AIS) 2016 held this month in Barcelona, Spain, and a press release for the device was made on RealWire, a website used by almost all major companies in the UK for press releases.



Panasonic ToughPad FZ-A2 Specifications(Details)



Display & Body Design

The ToughPad FZ-A2 is a 10.1-inch wide tablet with a display resolution of 1920 * 1200. The display is a 10-point capacitive touchscreen which can be used with bare hands, gloves, or a Stylus pen, a capability most LG devices have. The fact that it’s called rugged doesn’t mean it’ll be all burly and beasty-looking, as is proven by its weight, 880g. The ToughPad is slim enough for a tablet, at 16.4mm. However, the tablet is not stylishly designed, which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that it is made mainly for work purposes.

Rather interestingly, the ToughPad FZ-A2 is coated with magnesium alloy which, according to reports of tests made by the company, allows the tablet to withstand the impact made when it’s dropped from heights up to 1.2metres above ground level. So if you love throwing things around like me, relax, finally a smart device that can be thrown around anyway we want is here. The tablet is IP65 certified, making it resistant to dust and water, and it can withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -10C or 14F to 50+C or 122F.


Memory & Performance

Under the hood, an Intel Atom x5-Z8550 1.44GHz Quad-Core processor powers the ToughPad FZ-A2, clocking speeds of up to 2.4GHz. Coupled with that is a 4GB RAM storage capacity and 2MB cache speed. 32GB of eMMC storage is available for file storage, and the presence of a Micro SD card slot indicates that storage expansion is possible.


Power & Battery

The battery capacity of the ToughPad FZ-A2 has not been specified, but it has been confirmed that the device can last up to nine hours on constant usage, and has a removable battery. The ToughPad s
cores another point in its hot-swappable battery capability, which allows you to switch the battery when it’s down, while the device is still on. This comes handy in times when the device is needed around the clock. A 5V 900mA power adapter ensures the device charges quickly enough to be put to work again.


Connectivity

The tablet supports a host of connectivity features, including a USB 3.1 Type-C port which adds USB OTG support to the device, one USB 3.0 Type A port for normal device-device transfers, one Micro SD card slot, and one HDMI port. The tablet is GPS-enabled and includes the latest WLAN 802.11ac Intel® Dual Band® Wireless-AC 8260 technology for very fast data transfers. Wi-Fi is also supported, as well as the latest Bluetooth technology Bluetooth v4.2 class 1.

The ToughPad FZ-A2 features other connectivity features not commonly seen, even in modern tablets. There are options to use a smart card reader, a 2D barcode reader and 4G network connection.


Camera

Live video-conferencing is possible with a full HD webcam at the front of the device. The 8MP rear camera has LED flash and is useful for taking crystal-clear descriptive pictures at the workplace.


Software and Other Features

The Panasonic ToughPad FZ-A2 runs on Android’s latest flavor Android 6.1 Marshmallow, and comes with Android for Work Enterprise Security pre-loaded. According to Jan Kaempfer, General Manager of Marketing for Panasonic Computer Product Solutions,

“This latest addition to our wide range of Android Toughpad tablets from 4.7 inch to 10.1 inch underlines our commitment to offer businesses easy to manage and easy to use mobile devices that can be customized to specifically meet the needs of their IT systems and workforces. The Toughpad FZ-A2 tablet, with its flexible functionality and range of connectivity options, is perfectly suited for use in automotive workshop receptions or in the busy hospitality and retail sectors”



Panasonic ToughPad FZ-A2 Specifications(Summary)



Display & Body Design

Screen Size:

10.1 inches

Screen Resolution:

1920*1200

Screen Type:

10-point capacitive touchscreen, Stylus-pen compatible, Glove compatible

Multi-Touch:

Yes

Screen Protection:

N/Á

Body Material:

Magnesium Alloy

Dimensions:

16.4mm

Weight:

880g

Color:

N/A

Water Resistance:

Yes

Dust Resistance:

Yes

Temperature Range:

-10C/14F – 50C/122F


Memory & Performance

CPU:

Intel Atom x5-Z8550

CPU Core:

Quad-Core

CPU Speed:

1.44GHz, up to 2.4GHz

GPU:

N/A

RAM:

4GB

ROM:

32GB

External Memory Slot:

Yes

External Memory Capacity:

N/A


Power & Battery

Battery Capacity:

N/A

Battery Type:

N/A

Battery Time:

Up to 9 hours of constant usage

AC Adapter:

5V/900mA, Fast-Charge


Connectivity

2G:

Yes

2G Technology:

GSM

3G:

Yes

3G Technology:

WCDMA

4G:

Yes

4G Technology:

FDD

Wi-Fi:

Yes

Wi-Fi Technology:

802.11a/b/g/n

WLAN:

Yes, WLAN 802.11ac Intel® Dual Band® Wireless-AC 8260 technology

Bluetooth:

Yes

Bluetooth Technology:

Bluetooth v4.2 class 1

SIM Slot:

Yes

SIM Type:

N/A

Memory Card Slot:

Yes

Usb Port:

Yes

Usb Port Type:

*1 Usb 3.1 Type-C, *1 Usb 3.0 Type-A

Micro-Usb Port:

Yes

Micro-HDMI:

Yes (*1)

Headphone/Earpiece Jack:

N/À

Docking Interface Support:

Yes

USB OTG:

Yes

GPS:

Yes

GPS Technology:

A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS


Camera

Camera Type/Technology:

Dual Camera

Front Camera:

Webcam

Rear Camera:

8.0MP

Phase Detection:

Yes

Auto-Focus:

Yes

Flash:

Yes

Flash Type:

LED


General

Pre-Included Apps:

Android for Work

Java:

N/A

Operating System(s):

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Gravity Sensor:

Yes

Proximity Sensor:

Yes

Accelerometer:

Yes

Gyroscope:

Yes

Magnetometer:

Yes

Light Sensor:

Yes

Barometer:

Yes

Step Sensor(Pedometer):

Yes

Heart Rate Sensor:

Yes

Fingerprint Sensor:

No

Picture Format(s):

JPG/JPEG/BMP/PNG

Music Format(s):

WAV/MP3/AAC

Video Format(s):

3GP/MP4/AVI/webm

MS Office Format(s):

Word, Spreadsheet, Powerpoint, Full Microsoft Office Package

E-book Format(s):

PDF

Language(s):

Multi-Language



Panasonic ToughPad FZ-A2 Price in Europe, U.S. & Nigeria



The Panasonic ToughPad FZ-A2 will be available from July 2016 at a starting price of around £939 in Europe which is $1,334 in the U.S. The high price tag is another indication that the device is meant for work purposes and not just for any individual, though you could buy it if you have the money and can dole out that high amount for a tablet. If you are in Nigeria and decide to import this device, the price would be roughly around N400,000. I can hear you exclaiming ‘Chisos!’.

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