Zebra ET56 Android Tablet

Rugged Yet Lightweight and Thin for Use Out in the Field

When your work takes you off-site, that doesn’t mean you’re out of touch. With the ET56 tablet, you can communicate almost anywhere with fast 4G LTE connectivity. With a weight as little as 1.15 lbs. and a mere 1/2-inch thickness, you’ll hardly know it’s there. And with the power and battery life to keep your apps at your fingertips, even if you’re wearing gloves, in any weather.

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions 8.4 in. tablet: 9 in. W x 5.9 in. H x 0.5 in. D
228 mm W x 150 mm H x 12.7 mm D
10.1 in. tablet: 10.6 in. W x 7.1 in. H x 0.5 in. D
269 mm W x 181 mm H x 12.7 mm D
Weight (Battery Included) ET51 8.4 in.: 1.12 lbs/514 g
ET56 8.4 in.: 1.15 lbs/527 g
ET51 10.1 in.: 1.60 lbs/745.5 g
Display 8.4 in./21.3 cm; 720 nits
10.1 in./25.7 cm; 540 nits
Supports up to 2560×1600
Corning Gorilla Glass; daylight viewable
Touch Panel Capacitive 10 point multi-touch
Keyboard Options Virtual; Bluetooth®; USB-C
Expansion Integrated connector to easily add accessories
Connectivity Docking connector (charge and data)
Rugged connector for use with rugged dock (charge and data)
USB-C side port (data or charging)
Notification LED flash; barcode decode;²; system and OS notification LED indicator; charge LED indicator
Audio Stereo speakers and dual front-facing microphones

Performance Characteristics

CPU Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 660 octa-core 2.2 GHz
Operating System ET51: Upgradeable to Android 14
ET56: Upgradeable to Android 14
Memory 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM Discrete / 32GB MLC eMMC Flash; user accessible micro SDXC card slot (standard supports up to 2TB)

User Environment

Operating Temp. -4° F to 122° F/-20° C to 50° C
Storage Temp. -4° F to 140 ° F/-20° C to 60° C
Drop Specification Standard: 3.3 ft./1 m to concrete per MIL-STD-810G
With optional rugged frame: 5.9 ft./1.8 m to concrete per MIL-STD-810G
Sealing IP65
Vibration Random: 0.02²/Hz, 20Hz to 2khz 4g RMS 1 hour per axis
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing


Battery User Profile Ample power for a full shift; continuous operation is enabled with the secondary optional battery
Battery 8.4 in.: 6440 mAhr, 3.8V, rechargeable Li-Polymer; user replaceable (24.4 Whr)
10.1 in.: 9660 mAhr, 3.85V rechargeable Li- Polymer; user replaceable (37.1 Whr) Optional hot swappable 3400mAh , 7.2V (24.4Whr) secondary battery (equivalent to 3.6V @ 6800mAh)
USB-C charging: Supports USB-PD (Power Delivery) charging on USB-C connector up to 18W (9V and 12V modes) via Zebra’s power supply (PWRWUA5V12W0) and cable (CBL-TC2XUSBC-01)

Data Capture

Scanning Available through the expansion back accessory: SE4750 integrated advanced imager with hardware decoding
Rear Camera Image capture: 13MP auto-focus camera with user controllable LED flash, illumination and aiming; photographs, video, signatures and documents
Front Camera 5MP 1080p full HD optimized for video collaboration and low lighting conditions
Video 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080), frame rate = 30fps

Wireless Communications

WiFi (WLAN) WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/d/h/i/k/r/ac; IPv4; IPv6; dual band 2×2 MIMO for transmit and receive
Cellular (WWAN) (ET56 only) Global LTE (data only)
North America LTE (data only): AT&T and Verizon
Bluetooth (WPAN) Bluetooth v5.0 / 2.1+EDR Class 2 (Bluetooth LE)
GPS (ET56 only) GNSS supports GPS, Galileo and Glonass with LTO technology for Assisted-GPS without sacrificing autonomous operation
NFC P2P: ISO 18092; Reader/Writer: ISO 14443 –A-B, MIFARE, FeliCa®, ISO 15693, NFC Forum Tag Types 1 to 4; Card emulation: ISO 14443 –A-B-B’, MIFARE, FeliCa RF


Gyroscope Maintains orientation based on principles of conservation of angular momentum
Motion Sensor 3-axis accelerometer that enables motion sensing applications for dynamic screen orientation and power management
Ambient Light Sensor Automatically adjusts display brightness, display backlight

Peripherals and Accessories

Accessories include: ShareCradles (4-slot); docking stations; vehicle mount cradle (third party); single slot charge cradle; 4-slot optional battery charger; rugged frames; expansion back to easily add accessories (scanner/hand strap and optional battery bay or hand strap); passive stylus; holster; shoulder strap; charging cables and more


For Regulatory information, please visit


Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the ET51/ET56 Enterprise Tablets are warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For complete warranty statement, go to:

Recommended Services

Zebra OneCare Select and Essential Support Services
(www.zebra.com/zebraonecare) maximize the availability and productivity of your devices. Features include 24/7 technical support, device diagnostics, comprehensive coverage, advance replacement and software updates. Optional Visibility Services are available.


1. The integrated rear color camera does not offer PRZM, Zebra’s advanced scanning algorithms or Intelligent Document Capture. Those options are only available on Zebra scanners that are integrated via the expansion pack and Zebra’s Bluetooth scanners, such as the RS6000 ring scanner, the CS4070 pocketable companion scanner and Bluetooth handheld scanners.
2. Decode available when equipped with optional barcode scanner back.

For details related to Common Criteria support, please visit:

Mobility DNA

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: