Acer Iconia Talk S tablet goes official with 4G LTE support, dual SIM-card slots and voice calls capability
Can’t decide whether to get yourself a new smartphone or a tablet? You’re not the only one. Dozen of folks around the world are facing exactly the same dilemma as this very moment. For users in Asia, however, the decision might be a bit easier in the not so distant future thanks to a new two-in-one device from Acer. Called the Iconia Talk S, the tablet has just went official with 4G LTE support, dual SIM-card slot and voice calls capability.
Acer Iconia Talk S Tablet
At first glance, the Acer Iconia Talk S looks like a huge smartphone. The device has rounded edges, flat back and pretty slim bezels which result in compact design despite the large 7-inch display. That said, the tablet has screen-to-body ratio of 72.64%. The display is of IPS kind and offers 1280 x 800 resolution, 5-point multi-touch capabilities and Zero Air Gap technology which should enhance visibility in direct sunlight.
Under the hood ticks a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor with 64-bit architecture along with Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
The tablet will arrive with 16GB of built-in memory, microSD slot for storage expansion up to 64GB, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera with dual-stereo speaker as well as a decent 3,780 mAh battery. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Multimode 4G LTE capabilities.
The Iconia Talk S will be shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat on board, but since it’s powered by a 64-bit chip, it’s quite possible that Acer will roll out 5.0 Lollipop update at some point. As we mentioned in the beginning, the device has two SIM slots and allows you to make phone calls. Whether it will be practical is another question. Or you can use headphones if your hand is too small to comfortably hold a 7-inch tablet up to your ear.
The Acer Iconia Talk S tablet will hit the stores in Asia priced at about $250. So far Acer hasn’t mentioned if it’s planning to sale the slate outside of Asia, but as history shows, chances of it happening are pretty high. It certainly would be nice if it found its way to US stores in time for holiday shopping season, don’t you agree?