Two days ahead of the IFA 2016 official opening, Acer took today the Berlin’s stage and introduced two new smartphones, the Liquid Z6 and Z6 Plus. The first one is an entry-level device, while the latter fits more mid-tier niche. Both handsets will provide its potential users with decent specs to price ratio and Android Marshmallow experience out of box.
Acer took the wraps off of two new smartphones ahead of IFA. Both phones run Android Marshmallow and target budget-conscious customers.
To start from the more advanced and hence more interesting of the two devices, the Acer Z6 Plus closed in a metal clad comes equipped with a massive 5.5-inch Full HD display featuring 2.5D glass. It runs an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 chip, incorporating eight Cortex cores clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 3GB RAM.
Furthermore, graphics are being taken care of by Mali-T720 GPU, whereas built-in storage is represented by 32GB. Those who consider the space insufficient may easily add some more gigabytes via microSD cards. Powered by a generous 4,080 mAh battery the Liquid Z6 Plus delivers pretty sharp photos due to a combination of a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie-oriented shooter.
Moving on to the Acer Liquid Z6, being a significantly cheaper option the phone doesn’t only feature less impressive plastic design, but also comes with noticeably lower specs. The handset sports a smaller and weaker 5-inch screen with 720 p of resolution as well as lesser computing parameters represented by a quad-core MediaTek MT8735 processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which just as in the case of the Z6 Plus may be expanded via microSD cards.
Additionally, the Liquid Z6 doesn’t surprise with photo quality as it packs an 8MP camera on the pack and a 2MP snapper on the front. As for battery life, the handset is kept alive by a 2,000 mAh cell.
Despite of the many disparities both devices have one thing in common, they run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of box and even the entry-level computing powers sported by the Liquid Z6 should deliver smooth performance of the famous OS. As for pricing and availability, the Liquid Z6 is scheduled to hit retailers in November at something round $130, meanwhile the Liquid Z6 Plus will become available in December at an equivalent of $275. Unfortunately, since both devices target EMEA markets, they aren’t likely to port to the US shore, at least officially.