HC20 Mobile Computer

Perfectly Designed for Today’s Healthcare Workers

HC20 Mobile Computer Zebra’s thinnest and lightest healthcare mobile computer improves task efficiency, task accuracy and patient outcomes. It’s built for constant disinfecting. The large 6-in. screen works with gloves. Call for help with one press of the emergency alert button. Power the most graphics-intensive applications. Snap highly detailed photos to document just about anything. Wi-Fi 6 triples the speed of Wi-Fi 5 for dependably fast wireless connections. And it turns into a two-way radio, PBX handset, workstation and more.

Physical Characteristics


Dimensions6.5 in. L x 3.0 in. W x 0.49 in. D
165 mm L x 76.3 mm W x 12.5 m D
WeightHC20: 8.4 oz./239 g
HC50: 8.5 oz./242 g
Display6.0 inch color Full High Definition+ (1080 x 2160), 450 NITS
Imager WindowCorning® Gorilla® Glass
Touch PanelMulti mode capacitive touch with bare or light gloved fingertip input
BacklightLED backlit
PowerUser removable; rechargeable Li-Ion; 3800mAh/14.63Wh; standard capacity with BT BLE; PowerPrecision for real-time battery metrics; fast charge; true hot swap (HC50)
Expansion SlotSupports up to 2TB MicroSD
Network ConnectionsWLAN, WPAN, USB 3.1 (Bottom Type C) – Super Speed (host and client)
NotificationsAudible tone; multi-color LEDs; vibration
KeypadOn-screen keypad
Voice and AudioThree microphones with noise cancellation; dual speakers for loudness; Bluetooth wireless headset support; high quality speaker phone; HD Voice, including Superwideband (SWB), Wideband (WB) and Fullband (FB)
ButtonsDual dedicated scan buttons; programmable button for PTT or other use; volume up/down
Safety/AlertRed Alert Button with emergency dialer feature


Performance Characteristics


CPUQualcomm® 5430 hex-core, 2.1 GHz
Operating SystemUpgradeable to Android 16
MemoryHC20: 6 GB RAM/64 GB UFS Flash
HC50: 8 GB RAM/128 GB UFS Flash
SecurityProduct supports Secure Boot and Verified Boot


User Environment


Operating Temperature14°F to 122°F/-10°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature-40°F to 158°F/-40°C to 70°C
Humidity5%-95% non-condensing
Drop SpecificationMultiple 4 ft./1.25 m drops to tile over concrete over operating temperature range per MIL-STD 810H
Tumble Specification500 tumbles, 1.6 ft./0.5 m
SealingIP68 and IP65, with battery per applicable IEC sealing specifications
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)+/- 15 kV air discharge; +/- 8 kV direct discharge;
+/- 8 kV indirect discharge


Interactive Sensor Technology (IST)


Light SensorAutomatically adjusts display backlight brightness
MagnetometereCompass automatically detects direction and orientation
Motion Sensor3-axis accelerometer with MEMS Gyro
Proximity SensorAutomatically detects when the user places the handset against head during a phone call to disable display output and touch input


Data Capture


ScanningHC20: SE4720 1D/2D Scan Engine with White Illumination / Green Aimer6
Occasional barcode scanning available via camera; barcode decoding software included7
HC50: SE4720 1D/2D Scan Engine with White Illumination / Green Aimer
CameraRear: 16 MP
HC50 only: Front 5 MP
NFCISO 14443 Type A and B; Sony FeliCa and ISO 15693 cards8; Card Emulation via Host; Contactless payment support; ECP1.0 and ECP2.0 polling support; Apple VAS certified




VOIP CommunicationsWorkcloud Communication PTT Express simple push-to-talk calls over Wi-Fi (optional).

Workcloud Communication PTT Pro enables instant push-to-talk calls over Wi-Fi and cellular (optional).

Workcloud Communication Enterprise Voice allows HC20/HC50 devices to double as fully-featured and customizable PBX mobile handsets (optional).

Wireless LAN


RadioIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/d/h/i/r/k/v/w/mc;
2×2 MU-MIMO; Tri-band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz);
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ (Wi-Fi 6E2); Dual Band Simultaneous; IPv4, IPv6
Data Rates6 GHz: 802.11ax — 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 160MHz – up to 2402 Mbps;
5 GHz: 802.11a/n/ac/ax — 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, 160 MHz – up to 2402 Mbps;
2.4 GHz: 802.11b/g/n/ax — 20 MHz – up to 286.8 Mbps
Operating ChannelsChannel 1-13 (2401-2483 MHz): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Channel 36-165 (5150-5850 MHz): 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Channel 1-233 (5925-7125 MHz);
Channel Bandwidth: 20, 40, 80, 160 MHzActual operating channels/frequencies and bandwidths depend on regulatory rules and certification agency
Security and EncryptionWPA3 Enterprise 192-bit mode, GCMP256 — EAP-TLS; WPA3 Enterprise, AES-CCMP-128 — EAP-TTLS (PAP, MSCHAP, MSCHAPv2), EAP-TLS, PEAPv0-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1-EAP-GTC, LEAP, EAP-PWD;
WPA3 Personal (SAE), AES-CCMP-128;
WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, TKIP and AES-CCMP-128;
WPA/WPA2 Personal (PSK), TKIP and AES-CCMP-128; Enhanced Open (OWE), AES-CCMP-128;
WEP 40 bit and 104 bit
Fast Roam802.11r Fast BSS Transition; PMK Caching; Cisco CCKM; OKC
CertificationsWi-Fi Alliance Certifications: Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n; Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac; Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 (Wi-Fi 6E); WPA2-Personal; WPA2-Enterprise; WPA3-Personal; WPA3-Enterprise (includes 192-bit mode); Protected Management Frames; Wi-Fi Enhanced Open; WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia); WMM-Power Save; WMM-Admission Control; Voice-Enterprise; Wi-Fi Direct; Wi-Fi Agile Multiband; Wi-Fi QoS Management; Wi-Fi Optimized Connectivity; Passpoint


Wireless PAN


Class 2, Bluetooth v5.2 with BLE beaconing


Disinfecting and Cleaning


Highly disinfectant ready; Healthcare plastics — supports 30+ wipes and disinfectants. For information on Zebra-approved disinfectants and guidelines on cleaning HC20/HC50 devices, please visit:




Subject to terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the HC20 and HC50 are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For complete warranty