TC52ax-HC Mobile Computer

The Ultimate Healthcare Feature Set for the Ultimate in Quality of Care

The TC52ax-HC represents the ultimate purpose-built enterprise solutions for healthcare. Offering all the advancements of the TC52x-HC, the TC52ax-HC offers additional value with Wi-Fi 6 support for increased Wi-Fi performance and capacity, double the memory for maximum application performance, and new healthcare blue colors designed with healthcare-grade materials supporting over 30 chemical disinfectants and UV-C appliances.

Physical Characteristics


DimensionsTC52ax-HC: 6.1 in. L x 2.9 in. W x 0.73 in. H
154.4 mm L x 75.5 mm W x 18.6 mm H
TC52x-HC: 6.1 in. L x 2.9 in. W x 0.73 in. H
154.4 mm L x 75.5 mm W x 18.6 mm H
WeightTerminal with standard battery
TC52x-HC: 9.3 oz./263 g
TC52ax-HC: 9.1 oz./259 g
Display5.0 in. Full High Definition (1920×1080); LED Backlight; exceptionally bright, outdoor viewable; optically bonded to touch panel
TouchpanelDual mode capacitive touch with stylus or bare or gloved fingertip input (conductive stylus sold separately); Corning® Gorilla® Glass; water droplet rejection; fingerprint resistant anti-smudge coating
PowerRechargeable Li-Ion, PowerPrecision+, ≥ 15.48 Watt hours, ≥ 4150 mAh, improved battery metrics for better battery management, fast charging (up to 2.4 A); hot swap supported; BLE battery option
Expansion SlotUser accessible MicroSD supports up to 256 GB SDXC
Network ConnectionsWLAN, WPAN (Bluetooth), USB 2.0, High Speed (Host and Client)
NotificationsAudible tone; multi-color LEDs; vibration; haptic feedback
KeypadOn-screen keypad and enterprise keyboard
Voice and AudioThree microphones with noise cancellation; vibrate alert; front facing speaker; Bluetooth wireless headset support; high quality speaker phone; PTT headset support; HD voice; Super-wideband (SWB) and Fullband (FB) audio. Alert button triggers an emergency call
ButtonsSix programmable buttons for maximum flexibility: Alert button, dual dedicated scan buttons, dedicated push-to-talk button and volume up/down buttons
Safety/AlertRed Alert button on the back of the device with emergency dialer feature


Performance Characteristics


CPUQualcomm Snapdragon™ 660 octa-core, 2.45 GHz
Operating SystemTC52x-HC: Upgradeable to Android 14
TC52ax-HC: Upgradeable to Android 14
Android Enterprise Recommended (AER)Google AER Validated Rugged Device
MemoryTC52x-HC: 4 GB RAM/32 GB UFS Flash
TC52ax-HC: 4 GB RAM/64 GB UFS Flash
SecurityProduct is FIPS 140-2 Validated (ISO 19790) and Common Criteria certified (ISO 15408). FIPS 140-2 cryptography can be enabled on select configurations through a custom SKU request. Product supports Secure Boot and Verified Boot.


User Environment


Operating Temp.-4° F to 122° F/-20° C to 50° C
Storage Temp.-40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C
Humidity5% to 95% non-condensing
Drop SpecificationsMultiple 4 ft./1.2 m drops to tile over concrete over 14° F to 122° F/-10° C to 50° C
Tumble Specification500 1.6 ft./0.5 m tumbles, meets or exceeds IEC tumble specification
SealingIP65 with battery per applicable IEC sealing specifications
Vibration4 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
Discharge (ESD)
+/- 15kv air discharge; +/- 8kv direct discharge;
+/- 8kv indirect discharge


Interactive Sensor Technology (IST)


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


General Certifications


TAA compliant; ARCore Google certification sustained


Data Capture


ScanningAll models: SE4720 1D/2D Imager
CameraFront — 5 MP
Rear — 13 MP autofocus with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF); flash LED generates balanced white light; supports Torch mode
NFCISO 14443 Type A and B; FeliCa and ISO 15693
cards; P2P mode (up to A10 only) and Card Emulation via Host


Wireless LAN


WLAN RadioIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/d/h/i/r/k/v/w/mc/ax*(TC52ax-HC*); 2×2 MU-MIMO; Wi-Fi™ certified; Dual Band Simultaneous; IPv4, IPv6
Data RatesTC52x-HC: 5 GHz: 802.11a/n/ac — 20 MHz,
40 MHz, 80 MHz — up to 866.7 Mbps
2.4 GHz: 802.11b/g/n — 20 MHz, 40 MHz —
up to 300 MbpsTC52ax-HC: 5 GHz: 802.11a/n/ac/ax — 20 MHz,
40 MHz, 80 MHz — up to 1201 Mbps
2.4 GHz: 802.11b/g/n/ax — 20 MHz — up to
286.8 Mbps
Operating ChannelsChannel 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz):
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13Channel 36-165 (5180-5825 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 Bandwidth: 20, 40, 80 MHz

Actual operating channel/frequencies and bandwidths depend on regulatory rules and certification agency

Security and
WEP (40 or 104 bit); WPA/WPA2 Personal (TKIP, and AES); WPA3 Personal (SAE); WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (TKIP and AES); WPA3 Enterprise (AES) — EAP-TTLS (PAP, MSCHAP, MSCHAPv2), EAP-TLS, PEAPv0-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1-EAP-GTC, LEAP and EAP-PWD; WPA3 Enterprise 192-bit mode (GCMP256) – EAP-TLS; Enhanced Open (OWE)
CertificationsWi-Fi Alliance Certifications:
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n; Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac; Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 (TC52ax-HC only); Wi-Fi Enhanced Open; WPA2-Personal; WPA2-Enterprise; WPA3-Personal; WPA3-Enterprise (includes 192-bit mode); Protected Management Frames; Wi-Fi Agile Multiband; WMM; WMM-Power Save; WMM-Admission Control; Voice-Enterprise; Wi-Fi Direct
Fast RoamPMKID caching; Cisco CCKM; 802.11r (Over-the-Air); OKC

Wireless PAN


BluetoothClass 2, Bluetooth v5.0 (TC52x-HC ) and Bluetooth v5.1 (TC52ax-HC), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
BLE (Battery Pack accessory) (Supported)Class 2, BLE v5.2, Device tracking solution when unit is powered off


Disinfecting and Cleaning


For information on Zebra-approved disinfectants and guidelines on cleaning TC52x-HC/TC52ax-HC devices, please visit:




Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the TC52x-HC and TC52ax-HC are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment. For complete warranty statement, please visit:


Recommended Services


Zebra OneCare® Essential and Select support services
Zebra Visibility Services — VisibilityIQ™ Foresight




1. Available for the TC52ax-HC in Q4 2021 and the TC52x-HC in Q1 2022.

Specifications subject to change without notice.


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