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TC51 and TC56 Touch Computer

Beauty, Brawn and Brains — Everything Your Workers Want, With Everything Your Business Needs

Today’s workers want a device that is every bit as contemporary and easy to use as the smartphone they use every day. You need a device that will last for years, built for all-day every day enterprise use, with all the features you need to enable your workers to achieve peak productivity and keep your data secure. Now you can have it all with the TC51 and TC56 Touch Computers from Zebra. No more compromising device design for enterprise functionality — or enterprise functionality for device design. Built for the new business world, you get an industrial design that looks and feels like the most popular pocketable consumer-style smartphones to meet worker expectations, along with the durability, enterprise-class features, power, security and manageability your business requires. And with many unique Zebra-only features, you get a touch computer that is truly in a class of its own. The TC51 and TC56 — the next evolution in enterprise touch computing.

Active Edge™ Touch Zone for One-touch Access to the Features Your Workers Use the Most

Create unique dedicated keys on either side of the display for one-touch access to the most frequently used device features and applications, from the scanner, camera and line-of-business applications to telephony features such as push-to-talk and text messaging.

Maximum Display Size with Advanced Technology

The 5 in. display offers plenty of real estate for graphics-intensive intuitive applications. This capacitive touch panel gives your workers easy, familiar and flexible multitouch operation that works even when wet, with a gloved finger or a stylus. And with best-in-class outdoor readability, the screen is easy to read, even in bright sunlight.

The Ultimate Scanning Performance

With our advanced scanning technology and PRZM Intelligent Imaging, your workers get lightning fast capture of 1D and 2D barcodes, even if they are damaged, dirty and poorly printed — or displayed on a screen. An extraordinary working range plus a wide field of view increases application flexibility — workers can scan barcodes nearer and farther away. And omnidirectional scanning delivers true point and shoot performance.

Automatically Capture and Process Entire Documents

With SimulScan Document Capture, a Mobility DNA ingredient, your workers can simultaneously capture barcodes, text fields, phone numbers, images, signatures and even check boxes in the time it takes to press a button, improving invoicing and order speed and more.

Ultra-High Resolution Photos

The 13 MP camera allows workers to easily document proof-of-condition, proof-ofdelivery, proof-of-service and much more.

The Processing Power to Do It All

The blazing 1.8 GHz hexa-core 64-bit processor can run everything your workers need to take care of business, from multiple graphics-intensive lineof-business apps to PBX deskphone functionality. You get better performance and better power consumption — while the processor uses up to 15% less power, apps run up to 5 times faster. And with support for future versions of Android (Oreo), you get superior investment protection.1

Rugged and Ready for Business

While the TC51 and TC56 look like a smartphone, your workers can drop it in water or onto the floor, use it in dusty areas and more — and still expect reliable operation. The unibody design provides extra impact protection for the sensitive electronics. And the Corning Gorilla Glass touch panel and imager window bring maximum scratch- and shatter-proofing to two of the most vulnerable device features.

PowerPrecision+ Battery for Best-in-Class Power and Manageability

Your workers depend on their mobile devices nearly every minute of the workday. This user replaceable battery delivers up to an impressive 14 hours of power,2 ensuring that workers have plenty of power for the longest shift and devices are always available. A wealth of easily accessible battery metrics make it easier than ever to identify, remove and replace aging batteries. And with Warm Swap mode, it lets users change the battery without having to power down the device or close open apps.

Unsurpassed Security with Zebra’s Mobility Extensions (Mx)

Mx is a series of features that make Android a more robust enterprise class operating system. Another Mobility DNA ingredient, Mx is pre-installed on every TC51/TC56 device and is simple to deploy, allowing you to easily create the most secure, purpose-built, enterprise class Android device. With Android and Mx, you can prevent unauthorized users from accessing the device, as well as the installation and opening of unauthorized apps. Additional device controls prevent configuration errors that can take the device offline and erode worker productivity. The ability to actively detect vulnerabilities and automatically execute the right corrective action helps prevent data leaks and more.


The TC51 and TC56 - The Next Generation in Enterprise Touch Computing

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Multiple Configurations to Meet Different Business Needs

• Standard Configuration devices come with Google Mobile Services (GMS). GMS provides integrated Google applications such as Gmail and Google Maps. Professional Configuration devices ship without GMS, promoting greater privacy and security of personal information. Both configurations are based on Android Open Source (AOSP).

Get More Value Out of Your Devices with Mobility DNA

• Every strand of your mobility platform is simpler with Zebra’s Mobility DNA. That’s because right from the start, you have the industry’s most comprehensive suite of mobility must-haves to accelerate your solution. More offthe shelf end-user apps, more robust administration utilities and easier app development. Purpose built for enterprise, Mobility DNA makes ease, confidence and value intrinsic to your investment and our full line of Android mobile computers.

The Highest Quality Voice in its Class for Crystal Clear Voice Calls

• Speakers that deliver four times the loudness of popular smartphones and noise-cancellation technology ensure that callers on both ends of every call can hear every word — regardless of the volume of background noise.

The Most Powerful Family of Ready-To-Use Voice Solutions

• Give your workers better voice connections for better collaboration — and better outcomes. Workforce Connect Push To Talk (PTT) Express is pre-installed and prelicensed, enabling team communications right out of the box, with any other worker carrying any PTT Expressenabled Zebra mobile computer. And with optional Workforce Connect Voice, your TC51/56 mobile computers can double as wireless/WLAN PBX handsets, reducing costs and eliminating a device to carry and manage.

FIPS 140-2 Validated

• The TC51/TC56 uses FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules to maintain the confidentiality and integrity of customer information and keep customer data safe and secure — for data in motion and at rest.

The Fastest, Most Dependable Wireless Connections Inside and Outside the Four WallsA Complete Suite of Enterprise Accessories
The Wi-Fi enabled TC51 supports the fastest Wi-Fi connections with the most robust roaming support. The Wi-Fi and 4G LTE cellular-enabled TC56 keeps workers connected no matter where they are — in your facility or out in the field.A trigger handle and a variety of holsters make it easy to use the TC51 and TC56 in just about any workflow. Backroom management is easier with the ShareCradle that can charge it all — device and batteries, plus convenient multi-slot chargers. With an Ethernet connection option available for ShareCradles, syncing data with backend applications is easy. And vehicle cradles are ideal for delivery drivers and technicians out in the field. For Direct Store Delivery, wireless Dex is now possible with the new easy to use DX30 Bluetooth Dex accessory.

TC51/TC56 Specifications

Physical Characteristics


6.1 in. L x 2.9 in. W x 0.73 in. H
155 mm L x 75.5 mm W x 18.6 mm H
Weight8.8 oz./249 g with battery
Display5.0 in. High Definition (1280 x 720); exceptionally bright, outdoor viewable; optically bonded to touch panel, 600 NITs
Imager WindowCorning Gorilla Glass
TouchpanelDual mode capacitive touch with stylus or bare or gloved fingertip input (conductive stylus sold separately); Corning Gorilla Glass 5
BacklightLED backlight
PowerRechargeable Li-Ion, Power Precision + Standard Capacity, 4300 mAh typical/4030 mAh minimum; improved battery technology for longer cycle times and real-time visibility into battery metrics for better battery management; fast USB charging (500mA)
Expansion SlotUser accessible MicroSD up to 32GB SDHC and up to 128 GB SDXC
SIM1 Nano SIM slot (TC56 only)
Network ConnectionsWWAN, WLAN, WPAN (Bluetooth)
NotificationAudible tone; multi-color LEDs; vibration
KeypadOn-screen keypad and enterprise keyboard
Voice and AudioTwo microphones with noise cancellation; vibrate alert; speaker; Bluetooth wireless headset support; High quality speaker phone; PTT headset support; cellular circuit switch voice; HD Voice
ButtonsProgrammable back button; dual dedicated scan buttons; dedicated push-to-talk button, and volume up/down buttons
Performance Characteristics
CPUSnapdragon 650 64-bit hexa-core 1.8GHz ARM
Cortex A72, power optimization
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
MemoryStandard: 2GB RAM/16GB Flash
Optional: 4GB RAM/32GB Flash
User Environment
Operating Temperature-4°F to 122°F/-20°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature-40°F to 158°F/-40°C to 70°C
Humidity5% to 85% non-condensing
Drop SpecificationsMultiple 4 ft./1.2 m to tile over concrete over -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
Multiple 6ft. drops to concrete with the rugged boot accessory per MIL STD 810 G
Tumble Specifications500 1.6 ft./0.5 m tumbles, meets or exceeds IEC tumble specification
SealingIP67 and IP65 per applicable IEC sealing specifications

4 g’s PK Sine (5 Hz to 2 kHz); 0.04 g 2/Hz Random
(20 Hz to 2 kHz); 60 minute duration per axis, 3 axis

Thermal Shock-40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C rapid transition
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)+/-15kv Air; +/-8kv contact; +/-8kv charge body
Interactive Sensor Technology (IST)
Light Sensor

Automatically adjusts display backlight brightness

Motion Sensor3-axis Accelerometer with MEMS Gyro
Proximity Sensor

Automatically detects when the user places the handset against head during a phone call to disable display output and touch input

Data Capture
ScanningSE4710 imager (1D and 2D) with extraordinary range:
Scan range – Code 39 barcode:
20 Mil: 1.8 in. to 32.0 in./4.5 cm to 81.3 cm
3 Mil: 3.1 in. to 5.6 in./7.9 cm to 14.2 cm
CameraRear — 13 MP autofocus; f/2.4 aperture; rear camera flash LED generates balanced white light; supports Torch mode
NFCISO 14443 Type A and B; F; FeliCa and ISO 15693 cards; P2P mode and Card Emulation via UICC and Host
Wireless Pan
BluetoothClass 2, Bluetooth v4.1 (Bluetooth® Smart technology); Bluetooth Wideband support HFPv1.6; Bluetooth v4.1 Low Energy (LE)





Wireless Wan Data and Voice Communications (TC56 Only)
Radio Frequency Band


LTE: 700,800/900/1800/2100/2600 (FDD 28,20,8,3,1,7); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850/900/ AWS/1900/2100; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900


LTE: 700/850/1900/AWS, (FDD 13,12,17,5,2,4); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850, 900, AWS, 1900, 2100 GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900; CDMA: 850,1900 (BC0, BC1)

GPSTC56 only: Integrated; Autonomous; Assisted GPS (A-GPS); Navstar; GLONASS; BeiDou
Wireless Lan
RadioIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/d/h/i/k/r/w; Wi-Fi™ certified;
IPv4, IPv6; 2X2 MIMO (TC51 only) 1x1 SISO (for TC56)
Data Rates5GHz: 802.11a/n/ac — up to 866.7 Mbps (up to 433.3Mbps for TC56)
2.4GHz: 802.11b/g/n — up to 144 Mbps (up to 72.2Mbps for TC56)
Operating ChannelsChannel 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz); Chan 36-165 (5180-5825 MHz)
Channel Bandwidth: 20, 40, 80 MHz
Actual operating channels/ frequencies and bandwidths depend on regulatory rules and certification agency
Security and EncryptionWEP (40 or 104 bit); WPA/WPA2 Personal (TKIP, and AES); WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (TKIP and AES) — EAP-TTLS (PAP, MSCHAP, MSCHAPv2), EAP-TLS, PEAPv0-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1-EAP-GTC and LEAP
Data in Motion: FIPS 140-2 Level 1
Data at Rest: FIPS 140-2 Level 1

WFA (802.11n, 802.11ac, WMM-AC, Voice Enterprise, WMM-PS), Miracast  WFA (Mobile AP / Personal Hotspot) - TC56 only

Fast RoamPMKID caching; Cisco CCKM; 802.11r; OKC
Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the TC51/56Series is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For complete warranty statement, please visit:
Recommended Services
Zebra OneCare; Managed Device Service


1. Upgrading to Android Nougat requires the purchase of a Zebra OneCareService contract.

2. Based on typical user profiles.

Specifications subject to change without notice. 

Mobility DNA Solutions
Mobility DNA solutions help you get more value out of our mobile computers by adding functionality as well as simplifying deployment and management of our mobile devices. For more information on these Zebra-only features, please visit
Mobility DNA is available on Android only. Features may vary by model and a Support Contract may be required. To learn what solutions are supported, please visit:

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Part number: SS-TC51-TC56 08/28/2018 HTML