Swedish company Handheld Group has announced the launch of its new Algiz RT8, an ultra-rugged 8" Android tablet that is designed for field workers.
The Algiz RT8 can withstand extreme temperature, vibration, drops, water, and dust and is also IP67 rated for being waterproof, including the ports. Its operating temperatures range from -20-degrees Celsius up to 60-degrees Celsius.
Running Android 9.0 with an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, it includes a sunlight-readable 8" capacitive multi-touch display with super-hardened Gorilla Glass and a rain and glove mode. It also includes 4G/LTE high-speed data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC.
Google GMS certification means users have access to Google Maps and the Google Play Store. The built-in u-blox GNSS receiver, meanwhile, offers precise navigation using GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, or BeiDou.
Additionally, the tablet has dual cameras, including a 13MP rear-facing, and 5MP front-facing, along with an all-day, field-replaceable battery. There's also an HDMI-out via pogo pin connector for docking the tablet in the office. Several enterprise-focused accessories are also available for use with the tablet, including vehicle mount solutions, desktop cradle, rotating hand strap, carry cases, pole mount, and more, to suit a variety of industries.
"We see the demand for Android tablets and phablets consistently increasing," says Thomas Löfblad, CEO Handheld Group. "We focus on developing products that meet the tough requirements our customers encounter in their real working environments. The new Algiz RT8 is built rugged from the inside out, which our customers have come to expect from us."
The Algiz RT8 comes with Handheld's free mobile device management (MDM) software. The MaxGo software suite both provides quick application of universal settings to multiple devices, and allows custom application access.