We’ve seen rugged smartphones available in the market. Now a rugged tablet is announced which supports extreme temperatures, the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK S1. It focuses on workers operating in extreme scenarios, such as logistics and manufacturing services. The new Panasonic tablet is resistant to water, dust, drops, and extreme temperatures.
Going into details about its most attractive features, the tablet carries the IP65 and IP67 certifications that attest to total resistance to dust and water jets. The MIL-STD-810H certification, developed by the armed forces of the United States, attests to its robustness in impacts and falls of up to 1.52 meters on concrete. Nevertheless, TOUGHBOOK S1 also survives exposure in extreme temperatures ranging from -20ºC to 50ºC.
The 7-inch screen in HD resolution and 500 nits contrast allows the user to interact with the device even while wearing gloves. It also bears sensors capable of distinguishing the user’s touches from raindrops.
The tablet features warm-swappable technology for its removable battery. This means that the tablet has a secondary battery that keeps the system on while the user replaces the main module. As for connectivity, the device has 4G LTE connections and FirstNet Band 14, a telecommunications network dedicated to the medical care of first responders.
Panasonic TOUGHBOOK S1 Specifications
- Display: 7-inch anti-reflective display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution and 500 nits of contrast for viewing outdoors
- Processor and GPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and Adreno 512 GPU
- RAM and Storage: 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage
- Front camera: 5 MP front camera
- Rear camera: 13 MP rear camera
- Battery: 3,200 mAh and 5,580mAh batteries with 27 W fast charging;
- OS: Android 10
- Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.1 x 1.9 cm
- Weight: 426 grams
- Other features: Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, rain sensor, and USB-C charging