Motorola MC40 Handheld Mobile Computer

  • Real business-class durability
    You get the durability that Motorola Solutions is famous for — the MC40 simply works, even if your employees drop it, bump it or use it in a dusty backroom.
  • Android fortified for the enterprise
    A series of new features transform Android from a consumer operating system (OS) to a true enterprise-class OS.
  • Powerful application performance
    An 800 MHz processor, 8GB Flash memory and support for 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LANs provide desktop-like speed for demanding applications.
  • A large 4.3 inch touch-only display
    The generous display size provides the screen real estate to support information-intensive applications, such as product comparisons.
  • Comprehensive and secure payment processing
    The integrated magnetic stripe reader allows associates to scan a credit, gift or loyalty card. And with an encrypted head, information is never visible in the clear, helping meet PCI regulations.
  • Customize with your brand
    Pick the color for the bezel and add your logo to promote your brand. This enables customers to instantly identify your associates and discourages device theft.

Empower your associates to deliver service that will impress today’s demanding and technology savvy customers with the MC40. The MC40 offers a cool, sleek design that rivals the most popular consumer-style products on the outside and pure business on the inside — enterprise-class durability, security and a comprehensive set of features including advanced bar code scanning, push-to-talk and an integrated magnetic stripe reader. The result? Associates can look up the answer to practically any product question, present product comparisons to help with a buying decision, place an order for next day delivery or in-store pick-up and ring up a sale — all without ever walking away from the customer.

Physical Characteristics


With Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR): 5.66 in. H x 2.87 in. W x 1.25 in. D 143.9 mm H x 72.8 mm W x 31.8 mm D Without Magnetic Stripe Reader: 5.66 in. H x 2.87 in. W x 0.79 in. D

143.91 mm H x 72.8 mm W x 20.1 mm D

Weight with Battery

With MSR: 9.38 oz./266.1 g

Without MSR: 9.09 oz./257.7 g


4.3 in. capacitive; 480 x 800; 300 NIT


Capacitive dual-touch


LE D backlight

Standard Battery

Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V, 2680 mAh Smart battery

Backup Battery

NiMH battery (rechargeable) 15 mAh 3.6 V (not user accessible)


USB 2.0 OT G connector


LED, audio and vibration

Keypad On-screen keypad


Speakers, microphone and headset connector (mono, 2.5 mm jack with microphone); stereo

audio through Bluetooth stereo headsets

Performance Characteristics


800MHz OMAP 4 dual-core processor

Operating System

Android 2.3


1 GB RAM/8 GB Flash

User Environment

Operating Temp.

0° C to 50° C / 32° F to 122° F

Storage Temp.

-40° C to 70° C / -40° F to 158° F


5% to 85% RH non-condensing

Drop Specification

Multiple 4 ft./1.2 m drops per MIL-STD 810G; multiple 3 ft./0.9 m drops to tile

Tumble Specification

250 1.6 ft./0.5 meter tumbles (500 drops) at room temperature; per applicable IE C tumble specifications


IP 54


± 15kVdc air discharge, ± 8kVdc direct discharge, ± 2kVdc indirect discharge

Interactive Sensor Technology (IST)

Motion Sensor

3-axis accelerometer provides motion-sensing for dynamic screen orientation and power


Light Sensor

Automatically adjusts display backlight brightness

Proximity Sensor

Prevents unwanted keypresses in handset mode

Data Capture




Rear-facing 8 MP auto-focus with aiming for bar code scanning and image capture.

Payment Transactions

Integrated Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR) with encrypted head (optional)

Data Types

1D/2D bar codes, photographs, video, signatures, documents; scans credit, loyalty and gift cards as part of a payment transaction (MSR model only)

Voice and Audio

PTT (client included), VoIP models (VoIP client not included); highquality speakerphone; wireless (Bluetooth) headset support; PTT headset support; handset/speakerphone modes

Wireless LAN Voice and Data Comm unications


Tri-mode IEEE ® 802.11a/b/g/n


Security Modes: Legacy, WPA and WPA2 Encryption: WEP (40 and 128 bit), TKIP and AES Authentication: TL S, TTL S (MS-CHAP), TTL S (MSCHAP v2), TTL S (PAP), PE AP (MS-CHAP v2), PE AP (GTC), FAST (MS-CHAP v2), FAST (GTC), LE AP.

Data Rates 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps

802.11n: 6.5, 13, 19.5, 26, 39, 52, 58.5, 65 Mbps

Note that 802.11n data rates may be higher

Operating Channels

Chan 36-165 (5180 – 5825 MHz), Chan 1-13 (2412 – 2472 MHz); actual operating channels/

frequencies depend on regulatory rules and certification agency

Wireless PAN Voice and Data Communications

Bluetooth Class II , v 2.1 with EDR; integrated antenna

Peripherals and Accessories

Accessories include single and 5-slot charging cradles; single and 4-slot battery chargers; holster and a wearable carrying solution (Visit for a complete list of accessories.)


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Subject to the terms of Motorola’s hardware warranty statement, the MC40 is 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:  ttp://

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