Acer is bring to the market a new Android smartphone at an affordable price. Announced on April 24, the Acer Liquid E2 is expected to hit the stores in Europe as soon as this month. Initially, the handset will be available to customers in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and Russia. Priced at only €229, which is about $296, this follow-up to the Liquid E1 will be one of cheapest Android Jelly Bean smartphones released so far.
Acer Liquid E2 Android Smartphone
The Liquid E2 will be Acer’s first handset powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz MediaTek MTK 6589 processor with PowerVR SGX544MP GPU. The phone packs a 4.5-inch display with a 960 x 540 resolution and a pixel density of 245 ppi, as well as 1 GB of RAM. Onboard storage of 4 GB is not very generous, but luckily there is a microSD slot compatible with up to 32 GB cards, so memory expansion will not be an issue.
The Liquid E2 is equipped with two cameras: 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front-facing unit. Other features include DTS audio technology, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, dual-SIM support and a 2,000 mAh battery which should provide power for up to 9-hour conversation or 19 days of standby.
Reportedly, last year Acer sold no more than 600 000 devices. In 2013 the company aims at much higher number of 1.5 – 2 million units. The Liquid E2 is one step in reaching the goal. Apparently, Acer plans to release “six or seven new smartphones in 2013”, with at least one of them priced at extremely low price $170.
source: Focus Taiwan