Announcement of Panasonic Toughbook FZ-N1 Flat: “flat” Japanese armored phone

The Japanese company Panasonic introduced the Toughbook FZ-N1 Flat smartphone to the home market. This is a simplified version of the Toughbook N1,

announced exactly four years ago.The main change in the smartphone is just illustrated by the word Flat in the title: this is the rejection of a laser barcode scanner. It stood out from the body by one and a half centimeters, so without it the novelty really became flatter. Well, barcodes can be scanned with a regular 8-megapixel camera (with a “dedicated gunner”, whatever that means; perhaps Panasonic called laser autofocus that way).

In addition to ditching the barcode scanner, Panasonicalso moved the Toughbook FZ-N1 to a newer version of Android: 11 instead of 8.1. Other specs remain unchanged and are nothing less than surprising in 2022: 4.7″ HD screen (16:9), 5MP front camera, 9W charging, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. The price of the smartphone is still unknown , but the circulation is known: 90,000 pieces. They will be sold mainly to the corporate sector - Panasonic is positioning the Toughbook FZ-N1 Flat as a device for retail and warehouses.

Specifications Panasonic Toughbook FZ-N1 Flat
Network 2G, 3G, 4G
Firmware Android 11
Screen 4.7″, 1280×720 pixels, HD+, 550 nits, IPS
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 14 nm
CPU: 4 x A73 x 2.2 GHz + 4 x A53 x 1.84 GHz
GPU: Adreno 512
Ram 4 GB
SIM and memory card nano-SIM + microSD
Camera 8 MP, with flash and "dedicated gunner"
Selfie 5 MP
Battery 3100 mAh
Charging 9W
Connectors microUSB
3.5mm headphone jack
Expansion port for connecting accessories
Wireless interfaces WiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC there is
Biometrics Not
Sound Stereo speakers (100 dB)
Dedicated speaker
3 microphones
Protection IP68
MIL-STD-810G (210cm drop protection and 300g steel ball drop protection)
Dimensions and weight 156 x 74 x 18.3mm
255 g
Price Tba

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    According to Panasonic