Zebra TC51 / TC56

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TC51 / TC56 Mobile Computers

The Zebra TC51 / TC56 has reached end of life. It has been replaced by the Zebra TC52 / TC57.

This product replaces the older Zebra MC40.

The TC56 is a replacement for the Zebra TC55 and the TC51 Replaces the MC40

Whether in the office or on the road, today’s workers want a device that is every bit as contemporary and easy to use as the smartphone they use every day with anywhere connectivity. Your business needs a rugged device that will last for years, with all the features you need to enable your workers to achieve peak productivity in the field and keep your data secure. Designed for the new business world, the TC56 industrial design looks and feels like the most popular pocketable consumer-style smartphones to meet worker expectations, along with the enterprise-class features, power, 4G/LTE cellular connectivity, security and manageability business requires. With unique Zebra-only features, TC56 is a touch computer that is truly in a class of its own. The TC56 — the next evolution in enterprise touch computing.

With a rugged industrial design that looks and feels like the most popular pocketable consumer-style smartphones, along with the Zebra-only enterprise-class features, power, security and manageability your business requires, TC51/TC56 is a touch computer that is truly in a class of its own.

A super-efficient hex-core processor uses up to 15% less power, applications run up to 5 times faster and the 5 inch sunlight readable display with capacitive touch panel gives your workers easy, familiar and flexible multi-touch operation that works even when wet - with a gloved finger or a stylus. The TC51 and TC56 also feature an integrated 2D imager as well as Mobility DNA — our suite of business, productivity, management and development tools for Zebra mobile computers.

Zebra’s TC51 and TC56 are more than just handheld devices; they connect your enterprise to an ecosystem of support, software and services designed to transform your business’ performance today and into the future. Charging Note: The TC51 and 56 do NOT come with any charging equipment. USB cables, charging docks, and power supplies must be purchased separately. See Accessories for all your charging needs.

    New And Improved Features
  • Better Battery Life
  • Smoother Battery Back
  • Field Replaceable Batteries
  • 5" Screen
  • IP65 or IP67 Options
  • 2D Imager Comes Standard
  • TC51 Works With In the Four Walls
  • TC56 Works Outside the Four Walls
Product Specifications
DIMENSIONS 6.1 in. L x 2.9 in. W x 0.73 in. D
TUMBLE SPEC 500 1.6 ft./0.5 m tumbles
CPU CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8956 64-bit Hex Core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72, power optimization
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 7.0 Nougat (TC51) / Android 6.0 Marshmallow (TC56)
WEIGHT WEIGHT 8.8 oz./0.249 kg with Battery
DROP SPEC DROP SPEC Multiple 4 ft./1.2 m to tile over concrete over -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
Display 5.0 in. High Definition (1280 x 720)
Touchpanel Corning Gorilla Glass
Power 4300 mAh typical
Expansion Slot User accessible MicroSD up to 32GB SDHC and up to 128 GB SDXC
Buttons Programmable back button; dual dedicated scan buttons; dedicated push-to-talk button, and volume up/down buttons
Scanning SE4710 imager (1D and 2D)
Camera Rear — 13 MP autofocus; f/2.4 aperture
GPS TC56 only: Integrated; Autonomous; Assisted GPS (A-GPS); Navstar; GLONASS; BeiDou
Sealing IP67 and IP65 per applicable IEC sealing specifications

Zebra TC51 / TC56 Reviews

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Customer Reviews


7.5ft. AC Line Cord, For Use with PWRS-14000-148R and PWR-BGA12V50W0WW
MicroUSB Cable
TC5X 5-Slot Charge Only Cradle, charges up to five devices. INCLUDES POWER SUPPLY AND DC CABLE. Country-specific AC line cord (23844-00-00R) sold separately
TC5X Single Slot Charge/USB Sharecradle. Charges and allows USB communication to one device. INCLUDES POWER SUPPLY AND DC CABLE. Country-specific AC line cord (23844-00-00R) and USB Cable (25-124330-01R) sold separately
TC51, TC56, Rugged Boot and Handstrap. Provides additional protection to the device and allows user to attach a trigger handle.
TC51, TC56, 4-slot battery charger, charges four spare batteries. INCLUDES POWER SUPPLY AND DC CABLE. Country-specific AC line cord (23844-00-00R) sold separately
TC5X, PowerPrecision spare Li-Ion battery, 4300 mah. (Batteries must be shipped via ground shipping)
SNAP-ON CABLE - USB - Rugged charge and communication cable- works with TC5X with and without rugged boot (requires wall charger PWR-WUA5V12W0XX for power)

Previously Available Models