Zebra Mobile Computer TC56: Power, Precision, and Reliability 

Welcome to Fala Limited’s in-depth guide on the Zebra Mobile Computer TC56. In this extensive coverage, we’ll explore the TC56 in detail, from its features and capabilities to its enduring legacy in the world of mobile computing. Though discontinued by Zebra, Fala Limited continues to be your trusted partner for refurbished TC56 models, expert repair services, and ongoing support well beyond 2025. 

A Legend in Mobile Computing 

The Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 was a trailblazer in the realm of mobile computing. Introduced by Zebra Technologies, a renowned leader in innovative solutions for businesses, the Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 left an indelible mark on industries that rely on precision data collection and efficient workforce management. Since its release, the TC56 has been the go-to device for professionals across various sectors. 


Why the Zebra Mobile Computer TC56? 

The Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 was more than just a mobile computer; it was a game-changer. Here’s why it was a preferred choice for countless businesses: 

Rugged Durability: Built to withstand the harshest of environments and accidental drops, the Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 was a workhorse that kept businesses operational. 

Advanced Data Capture: Its high-quality barcode scanner, camera, and RFID capabilities ensured accurate and efficient data collection. 

Versatility: The Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 was highly customizable, with various software options and accessories to meet diverse business needs. 

Reliability: With Zebra’s reputation for exceptional customer support and Fala Limited’s expertise, users had access to reliable assistance throughout the product’s lifecycle. 

The End of an Era: Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 Discontinued 

In technology, every era must eventually come to a close. As of May 30, 2021, Zebra Technologies officially discontinued the TC56, marking the end of an era for this exceptional mobile computer. While this news may be disappointing to some, it’s essential to remember that the TC56’s legacy lives on. 

Fala Limited

Fala Limited Steps In

At Fala Limited, we understand the value of the Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 to businesses like yours. Even though Zebra Technologies has chosen to discontinue this model, we’re here to ensure that your investment in the TC56 remains valuable.

Refurbished TC56 Models

One of our core offerings is access to a wide selection of refurbished Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 models. These devices are expertly restored to like-new condition, providing a cost-effective solution for your business needs. Our technicians meticulously refurbish each unit, ensuring they meet the highest standards of quality and performance. By choosing a refurbished Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 from Fala Limited, you not only save on costs but also contribute to sustainability by extending the lifespan of these devices.

Expert Repair Services

We understand that, over time, any device may require maintenance and repairs. The Zebra Mobile Computer TC56 is no exception. Our state-of-the-art workshop and a team of expert engineers are ready to diagnose and fix any issues your TC56 may encounter. From minor glitches to more complex problems, our skilled technicians have the expertise to get your TC56 up and running in no time.

Long-Term Support: Beyond 2025

As Zebra Technologies ceases official support for the TC56 after July 30, 2025, Fala Limited is committed to stepping in to ensure your equipment continues to operate smoothly. Our long-term support services encompass ongoing maintenance, access to replacement parts, and expert assistance from our team. With Fala Limited, your TC56 investment will remain a valuable asset to your business well into the future.

The Fala Limited Difference

What sets Fala Limited apart is our unwavering commitment to our customers. We’re not just a provider of refurbished TC56 models, repair services, and support; we’re your partner in success. Here’s why you should choose Fala Limited:


With years of experience in the industry, we have the knowledge and skills to meet your unique needs.

Quality Assurance

We rigorously test and inspect each TC56 unit to ensure it meets our quality standards.

Customer-Centric Approach

Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we’re here to support you at every stage of your TC56’s lifecycle.

Environmental Responsibility

By choosing a refurbished TC56, you’re contributing to a sustainable approach to technology use.


Our team is available to provide support and assistance whenever you need it, ensuring your business remains efficient and productive.

Get in Touch

Whether you’re considering purchasing a refurbished TC56, require repairs, or need ongoing support for your TC56 devices, Fala Limited is your trusted partner. Contact us today to explore how our TC56 solutions can elevate your business operations.

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TC51/TC56 Specifications

Dimensions 6.1 in. L x 2.9 in. W x 0.73 in. H
155 mm L x 75.5 mm W x 18.6 mm H
Weight 8.8 oz./249 g with battery
Display 5.0 in. High Definition (1280 x 720); exceptionally bright, outdoor viewable; optically bonded to touch panel, 600 NITs
Imager Window Corning Gorilla Glass
Touchpanel Dual mode capacitive touch with stylus or bare or gloved fingertip input (conductive stylus sold separately); Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Backlight LED backlight
Power Rechargeable Li-Ion, Power Precision + Standard Capacity, 4300 mAh typical/4030 mAh minimum; improved battery technology for longer cycle times and real-time visibility into battery metrics for better battery management; fast USB charging (500mA)
Expansion Slot User accessible MicroSD up to 32GB SDHC and up to 128 GB SDXC
SIM 1 Nano SIM slot (TC56 only)
Network Connections WWAN, WLAN, WPAN (Bluetooth)
Notification Audible tone; multi-color LEDs; vibration
Keypad On-screen keypad and enterprise keyboard
Voice and Audio Two microphones with noise cancellation; vibrate alert; speaker; Bluetooth wireless headset support; High quality speaker phone; PTT headset support; cellular circuit switch voice; HD Voice
Buttons Programmable back button; dual dedicated scan buttons; dedicated push-to-talk button, and volume up/down buttons

Wireless Wan Data and Voice Communications (TC56 Only)

Radio Frequency Band Worldwide:

LTE: 700,800/900/1800/2100/2600 (FDD 28,20,8,3,1,7); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850/900/ AWS/1900/2100; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900


LTE: 700/850/1900/AWS, (FDD 13,12,17,5,2,4); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850, 900, AWS, 1900, 2100 GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900; CDMA: 850,1900 (BC0, BC1)

GPS TC56 only: Integrated; Autonomous; Assisted GPS (A-GPS); Navstar; GLONASS; BeiDou

Wireless Lan

Radio IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/d/h/i/k/r/w; Wi-Fi™ certified;
IPv4, IPv6; 2X2 MIMO (TC51 only) 1×1 SISO (for TC56)
Data Rates 5GHz: 802.11a/n/ac — up to 866.7 Mbps (up to 433.3Mbps for TC56)
2.4GHz: 802.11b/g/n — up to 144 Mbps (up to 72.2Mbps for TC56)
Operating Channels Channel 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz); Chan 36-165 (5180-5825 MHz)
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); WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (TKIP and AES) — EAP-TTLS (PAP, MSCHAP, MSCHAPv2), EAP-TLS, PEAPv0-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1-EAP-GTC and LEAP
Data in Motion: FIPS 140-2 Level 1
Data at Rest: FIPS 140-2 Level 1
Certifications WFA (802.11n, 802.11ac, WMM-AC, Voice Enterprise, WMM-PS), Miracast  WFA (Mobile AP / Personal Hotspot) – TC56 only
Fast Roam PMKID caching; Cisco CCKM; 802.11r; OKC

Performance Characteristics

CPU Snapdragon 650 64-bit hexa-core 1.8GHz ARM
Cortex A72, power optimization
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo
Memory Standard: 2GB RAM/16GB Flash
Optional: 4GB RAM/32GB Flash

User Environment

Operating Temperature -4°F to 122°F/-20°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature -40°F to 158°F/-40°C to 70°C
Humidity 5% to 85% non-condensing
Drop Specifications Multiple 4 ft./1.2 m to tile over concrete over -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
Multiple 6ft. drops to concrete with the rugged boot accessory per MIL STD 810 G
Tumble Specifications 500 1.6 ft./0.5 m tumbles, meets or exceeds IEC tumble specification
Sealing IP67 and IP65 per applicable IEC sealing specifications
Vibration 4 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
Thermal Shock -40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C rapid transition
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) +/-15kv Air; +/-8kv contact; +/-8kv charge body

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 SE4710 imager (1D and 2D) with extraordinary range:
Scan range – Code 39 barcode:
20 Mil: 1.8 in. to 32.0 in./4.5 cm to 81.3 cm
3 Mil: 3.1 in. to 5.6 in./7.9 cm to 14.2 cm
Camera Rear — 13 MP autofocus; f/2.4 aperture; rear camera flash LED generates balanced white light; supports Torch mode
NFC ISO 14443 Type A and B; F; FeliCa and ISO 15693 cards; P2P mode and Card Emulation via UICC and Host

 Wireless Pan

Bluetooth Class 2, Bluetooth v4.1 (Bluetooth® Smart technology); Bluetooth Wideband support HFPv1.6; Bluetooth v4.1 Low Energy (LE)