Panasonic Toughpad smartphones on display

Panasonic Toughpad

Panasonic Toughpad

While Panasonic has given up on consumer smartphones, the Japanese company still makes gadgets for business clients. At the Mobile World Congress, a pair of new Panasonic Toughpad smartphones were on display. You can clearly see the difference on what is displayed on their 720p 5-inch screens: the FZ-X1 runs on Android 4.2.2, while the FZ-E1 has Windows Embedded 8 (pictured).

Both Toughpads are over one inch thick and designed to resist dust, accidental drops, and liquid. They have a modular design, wherein some components on the back can be unscrewed and swapped out. Like their larger, tablet-sized predecessors, both devices sport rubberized buttons, port flaps, and 8-megapixel rear-facing cameras.

Panasonic Toughpad

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 features a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, while the FZ-X1 settles itself with the 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4.

Being entrepreneur-oriented, do not expect this new batch of Panasonic Toughpads to be available on retail stores and will cost around 130,000 yen ($1,300) when it officially launched later this year.. They are ideal for professionals who need a tougher mobile device such as construction workers and warehouse personnel.

Source: Engadget

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