Panasonic launches its Toughbook S1 tablet computer

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic announced the launch of the Toughbook S1 tablet for heavy-duty use; Compliant with MIL-STD-810H and IP65 and IP67 protection classes.

Panasonic explained that the new device comes with a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and comes with a brightness of 500 nits.

And inside the computer is the Snapdragon 660

processor from Qualcomm, which is supported by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal eMMC storage, which can be expanded up to 64 GB using a microSD card. The tablet can be ordered with LTE support.

The device is equipped with a 5-megapixel selfie camera and a 13-megapixel main camera on the back. The Toughbook S1 also includes a USB Type C port (with DisplayPort support), docking connector, optional USB Type-A connector, and audio port.

The device can be ordered with a 3200 or 5580 mAh battery, which is assumed to last up to 14 hours in normal operation.

Panasonic had returned to profit last fiscal year for the first time in 3 years, as a result of the weakening yen, the recovery of the global economy, and measures to cut costs, the company said yesterday.

The Japanese consumer electronics giant recorded a net profit of 120.4 billion yen, equivalent to 1.18 billion dollars for the current year until last March, after a net loss of 754.3 billion yen a year ago.

The company also recorded an operating profit of 305.1 billion yen for the year, up 89.6 percent from the previous year.

Sales grew by 5.9 percent, to 7.74 trillion yen.

In the January-March quarter, Panasonic reported a net loss of 122.6 billion yen, compared to a net loss of 130.4 billion yen in the same period last year.

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