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ZEBRA TC21 Mobile Handheld Computer

If you’re considering purchasing low-cost mobile phones for your workers, step up to the TC21 Touch Computers — without stepping up in price.

  • Lightweight, easy to carry and easy to operate with one hand
  • Android familiarity
  • Large 5-inch high definition advanced touchscreen
  • Waterproof, dustproof, drops to concrete, snow, rain, heat, freezing cold — the TC21 can handle it all
  • All the wireless connections you could ever need
SKU: 204023 Category: Tag:
Physical Characteristics
With standard battery:
6.22 in. L x 3.11 in. W x 0.54 in. D
158 mm L x 79 mm W x 13.7 mm D
With extended battery:
6.22 in. L x 3.11 in. W x 0.68 in. D
158 mm L x 79 mm W x 17.3 mm D
 Weight: 8.32 oz./236 g with standard battery; 269 g with extended battery
 Display: 5.0 in. color HD (1280 x 720); LED backlight; Corning® Gorilla® Glass
 Imager Window: Corning® Gorilla® Glass
 Touch Panel: Capacitive Touch Panel; multi-touch
 Power: Removable/serviceable rechargeable Li-Ion
Standard battery: ≥ 3300 mAh/12.54 Wh
Extended battery: 5260 mAh/20.25 Wh
 Expansion Slot: One 128 GB micro SD slot
 SIM: 1 Nano SIM slot;
 Network Connections: WLAN, WPAN, USB 2.0 hi-speed (host and client)
 Notifications: Audible tone; multi-color LEDs; vibration
 Keypad: On-screen keypad
 Audio: Speaker – 1 Watt
Voice support (Internal speaker/receiver and microphones)
 Buttons: Scan on each side; volume up/down; power; push-to-talk (PTT) keys
Performance Characteristics
 CPU: Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 660 octa-core, 1.8 GHz or 2.2 GHz (select configurations)
 Operating System: Upgradeable to Android 14
 Memory: 4 GB RAM/64 GB Flash memory; 3 GB RAM/32 GB Flash memory
User Environment
 Operating Temp: 14°F to 122°F/-10°C to 50°C
 Storage Temp: -22°F to 158°F/-30°C to 70°C
 Humidity: 5% – 95% non-condensing
 Drop Spec: 5 ft./1.5 m drop to concrete per MIL-STD-810G with optional protective boot
4 ft./1.2 m drop to concrete per MIL-STD-810G across operating temperature
 Tumble Spec: 300 tumbles, 1.6 ft./0.5 m; 550 tumbles, 1.6 ft./0.5m with optional protective boot
 Sealing: IP67
 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD): +/-15 kV air discharge, +/-8 kV direct discharge; +/-8
kV indirect discharge
Interactive Sensor Technology (IST)
 Light Sensor: Automatically adjusts display backlight brightness
 Motion Sensor: 3-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
 Scanning: SE4100 1D/2D imager
SE4710 1D/2D imager
Camera scanning (SKU dependent)
 Camera: Rear camera 13 MP; optional front camera 5 MP
 NFC: Integrated; MIFARE, ISO 14443 A&B, FeliCa, ISO 15693 and NFC Forum supported cards; read range up to 50 mm; support for Apple VAS1 / Google Smart Tap1
Wireless WAN Data & Voice Communications Voice Communications: Optional Push-to-Talk (PTT) Express Mobility DNA software application for instant PTT walkie-talkie style calls inside the four walls.
Optional Workforce Connect Push-to-Talk (PTT) Pro2 Mobility DNA easy-to-deploy, cost-effective subscription-based software application that provides instant PTT walkie-talkie style calls inside and outside the our walls via an easy-to-deploy subscription service.
Optional Workforce Connect Voice3 to turn TC21 devices into fully-featured PBX handsets with a custom interface that makes it easy to execute even the most complex telephony features.
Wireless LAN
 WLAN Radio: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/d/h/i/r/k/v/w; Wi-FiTM certified; IPv4, IPv6, 1×1 MU-MIMO
 Data Rates: 2.4 GHz: 802.11b/g/n — 20MHz, 40MHz — up to 150 Mbps
5 GHz: 802.11a/g/n/ac – 20MHz, 40MHz, 80MHz – up to 433 Mbps
 Operating Channels Channel: 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Channel 36-165 (5180-5825MHz): 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 channels/frequencies and bandwidths depend on regulatory rules and certification agency.
 Security and Encryption: 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; WPA Enterprise 192-bit Mode (GCMP-256) – EAP-TLS; Enhanced Open (OWE)
 Certifications: 802.11a/b/g/n; WPA; WPA2; WPA3
 Fast Roam: PMKID caching; Cisco CCKM; 802.11r (Over-The-Air); OKC
Wireless PAN Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, Class 2
Environmental Compliance RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU; Amendment 2015/863; REACH SVHC 1907/2006
For a complete list of product and materials compliance, please visit
Warranty Subject to the terms of Zebra’s hardware warranty statement, the TC21 is warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of shipment. For the complete warranty statement, please visit
Recommended Services Protect your TC21 mobile devices with Zebra OneCareTM SV, the right-priced service for Zebra’s right-priced mobile devices. You get two years of protection against failure, coverage for normal wear and tear, live and online technical support, priority repair turnaround time and free shipping, as well as cloud-based visibility into reports on your devices — including repairs, tech support cases, contracts, LifeGuard Analytics for Android security patch status, and more. For more information on recommended services, please visit
Footnotes 1. Apple VAS and Google Smart Tap available Q3 2022; select configurations
only; contact your Zebra sales representative for details.
2. To enable maximum performance and voice quality for Workforce Connect
PTT Express, PTT Pro and other VoWiFi solutions, the Mobility DNA
Enterprise License is recommended.
3. Mobility DNA Enterprise License is required to deploy Workforce
Connect Voice and other 3rd party full duplex voice solutions for optimal
performance and support.
4. Based on typical user profiles.
5. Workstation cradle available Q4 2022; supported on 4GB RAM
configurations only.
6. Zebra DNA Cloud available Q3 2022.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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 Professional integrated solutions are preloaded and pre-licensed, provided at no cost. To take advantage of the complete Mobility DNA offerings for the TC21, a Mobility DNA Enterprise license is required. For more information about Mobility DNA tools, please visit


Weight 236 g
Dimensions 158 × 79 × 13.7 mm

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