The Qualcomm Octa-Core powered and Android 8.0 Oreo ultra-mobile device will be available in two enterprise-ready configurations when it starts shipping in June 2018 – with and without a built-in barcode scanner. Base UK price will be £735 plus VAT, and £880 plus VAT including a barcode scanner.
John Graff, chief revenue officer, Xplore, said: "Customers have been asking Xplore for a high-quality, high-performance rugged Android handheld device to complement their existing tablet-based mobile solutions. We are very excited about our first entry into the rugged handheld space. The initial customer response has been very positive, and we are already working on further additions to our handheld offering.”
At only 369g, the M60 is an ideal option for workers who require real-time access to specialised enterprise applications and data, but demand fewer computing capabilities than are delivered in Xplore’s larger tablet and 2-in-1 computers.
Notable features of the IP68 handheld include a 6” FHD 550 nit View Anywhere display, one of the biggest and brightest glove/wet touch screens found on a pocket-sized mobile device, and a 22-hour, user-replaceable battery. The M60 is also MIL-STD-810G-certified to operate after 1.5m drops and within a -20 to 60oC temperature range.
The MDM/EMM-certified rugged handheld utilises a number of built-in wireless technologies to expedite data and voice communications between the field and office, including those required to remotely manage, upgrade and lock down devices. The Android for Work whole-device encryption and whitelist capabilities maximise security.