Acer has been manufacturing smartphones for a few years now, but none of them has been awfully successful. Up until now at least, because the company’s latest product, the Liquid E1, stands a good chance to change that trend. The handset is a clear evidence of Acer implementing a new approach in design, and this may be one of the decisive factors in the phone’s reception.
Acer Liquid E1 – Overview
The Acer Liquid E1 looks really handsome with its rounded corners and slightly convex back. It measures 5.20 x 2.70 x 0.39 inches (132 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm), weighs in at 4.59 ounces (130 grams), and is going to be available in white only, at least at first. Since the device offers DTS surround sound technology, the speaker grills are fitted on the back as well as the front. It also comes with a 4.5-inch display bringing in 540 x 960 pixel resolution and Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Inside, you can find a dual-core 1 GHz processor of unknown type, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD card slot. For photographic purposes you will have two cameras at your disposal: a 5 megapixel shooter on the back and 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting. Other features include Bluetooth, GPS navigation, FM Radio, HSPA connectivity and a 1760 mAh battery.
We are not sure neither how much the Liquid E1 will cost, since Acer did not disclose that information. Our guess is that the device will be affordable and budget friendly thanks to its mid-range specs. It is expected to make an appearance at World Mobile Congress next month and when it does, we will make sure you know all the details.