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The Panasonic rugged handheld loved by postal and last mile delivery workers gets a powerful refresh


The latest TOUGHBOOK N1 handheld is more flexible, future-proof and more powerful.

BRACKNELL, UK. 14th September 2022 – Panasonic today announced the updated version of its premium rugged handheld device with integrated angled barcode reader for mobile workers. The new TOUGHBOOK N1 handheld, a favourite with postal services and last mile logistics companies, comes with more memory, Android™ operating system and Panasonic’s long-term Android support.


The latest generation device (Mark 3) is more flexible, future-proofed and more powerful than ever. It is equipped with Qualcomm Octa Core processor with an increased 4GB memory and 64GB of Flash storage - double the size of the previous generation. Running the Android 11 operating system[1], offering enhanced user and management functionality, the TOUGHBOOK N1 handheld also benefits from COMPASS, the portfolio of tools and services making it easy to configure, deploy, manage and secure Panasonic Android devices.

The 550cd/m² display provides superb screen visibility for mobile workers. The 4.7” HD capacitive multi-touch daylight readable display is designed for use in bright sunlight or in the rain and when wearing gloves. The device can also be used with an optional Stylus Pen, for more accurate signature recording and recognition capabilities.

Tough as ever
The fully rugged device is as tough as ever, tested to MIL-STD-810G[2] and has passed a drop height of 2.1m. For users working in extreme temperatures, the operational temperature range of the device is -20° to +50°C.

The latest generation device remains compatible with the existing wide range of support accessories, including a hand strap, cradle, holster, extended battery and charging cradle stand. The Panasonic Toughbook N1 handheld also has its own vehicle docking solution, designed in-house by the Panasonic Global Docking Solutions team. The dock has been ergonomically designed using composite materials for the perfect combination of light weight and durability and allows for single-handed docking and release.

Management and Security
For ease of management and administrative peace of mind, the TOUGHBOOK N1 handheld is Android Enterprise-ready and comes bundled with the Panasonic COMPASS suite of Enterprise Management tools. The Complete Android Services and Security package offers everything a business needs to configure, deploy and manage its Panasonic rugged Android devices securely. Long Term support for this latest version of the TOUGHBOOK N1 will provide security patches until 2027.

The latest generation device is a combined WiFi and 4G model and will be available from September 2022 priced at €1495/£1274 plus tax. For more information visit:

[1] Existing mark 2 and 2.5 devices can also upgrade to the Android 11 operating system from September 2022.
[2] Tested by third-party lab.

Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Press Contact:
Megan Mackintosh
The Amber Group
(+44) 07538813695

About the Panasonic Group
A global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, industry, communications, and energy sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an operating company system on April 1, 2022, with Panasonic Holdings Corporation serving as a holding company and eight companies positioned under its umbrella. Founded in 1918, the Group is committed to enhancing the well-being of people and society and conducts its businesses based on founding principles applied to generate new value and offer sustainable solutions for today’s world. The Group reported consolidated net sales of Euro 56.40 billion (7,388.8 billion yen) for the year ended March 31, 2022. Devoted to improving the well-being of people, the Panasonic Group is united in providing superior products and services to help you Live Your Best.

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About Panasonic Connect Europe GmbH
Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees and led by CEO Hiroyuki Nishiuma, the business aims to contribute to the success of its customers with innovative products and integrated systems and services – all designed to deliver its vision to Change Work, Advance Society and Connect to Tomorrow.

Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consists of the following business divisions:

  • The Mobile Solutions Business Division helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
  • The Media Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offers a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offers Smart Live Production solutions from an end-to-end portfolio consisting of PTZ and system cameras, camcorders, the Kairos IT/IP platform, switchers and robotic solutions that are widely used for live event capture, sports production, television, and xR studios.
  • Business and Industry Solutions delivers tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing, using its unique Gemba Process Innovation approach. Its purpose is to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
  • Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe is helping to make smart factories a reality with its wide range of automated solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.

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