The Japanese-based phone maker, Panasonic has launched the Toughbook A3 as a new update to its Toughbook tablet series. Keeping up with the design language of the series, the new Android is also centered on a rugged build.
The Toughbook A3 Android tablet features a 10.1-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels and a peak brightness of 800 nits. The tablet comes with five physical buttons around the bezel which can be customized. On the side of the device, there are volume rockers and power button as well.
The tablet is packed with two batteries which can be swapped when the need arises. It also comes with dual SIM support. There is also a USB-A, USB Type-C ports, and a built-in stylus.
Moreover, the Toughbook A3 supports IP65 water and dust resistance and is MIL-STD-810H certified for durability. It comes with the Panasonic Compass suite for enterprise management tools which comprises a barcode scanner, smart card reader, or a second USB-A port.
The tablet is packed with a 4GB RAM and there is 64GB storage onboard which is expandable via the microSD slot. It is powered by the mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset even though the pricing is nowhere near the mid-range segment. On the software side, it runs on the outdated Android 9 Pie OS. There’s also support for all major Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
The Toughbook A3 comes with two batteries that have a single capacity of 3200mAH which can last up to 8 hours on a single charge. Coming to the pricing and availability, the Panasonic Toughbook A3 is priced at £1,182 in the UK and will go on sale in August.