It doesn’t happen often that so many devices are announced by one manufacturer on one day, but apparently Acer is feeling very generous. The company has gone pretty wild this weekend and unveiled five Android smartphones and one tablet all at once. The new portfolio include the Acer Liquid X1, Liquid E700, Liquid E600, Liquid Jade and Liquid Z200 smartphones and the tablet is called Iconia 8. All devices are expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2014.
Acer’s New Android Smartphones and Tablet
Starting from the most high-end smartphone, we have the Acer Liquid X1. It’s a 5.7-inch phablet with IPS 720p display made in Zero Air Gap technology for lower light reflection, higher contrast and brighter images. Under the hood the device has an octa-core 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6592 SoC paired with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage with an option to add up to 32 GB more. On the back there is a 13-megapixel camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, auto-focus, and 1080p HD video recording, while a 2-megapixel camera is located on the front. Connectivity features include 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and A-GPS.
The Acer Liquid E700 features a 5-inch IPS display with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, 8-megapixel main camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, both with flash. The phone’s 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor is accompanied by Mali 400 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Other key features of the E700 include triple-SIM support, a large 3500 mAh battery, 3.5 mm audio jack, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB and GPS.
The Liquid E600, like the E700, is a 5-inch device, though its screen has a lower resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The E600 packs a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU, as well as 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of expandable storage. There’s also a 13-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing sensor of unspecified resolution. The E600 has the standard set of connectivity features and, like the rest of the phones, runs Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Liquid Jade’s IPS display also measures 5 inches diagonally. It is made with Zero Air Gap technology and has 720p resolution. The phone is equipped with a 13-megapixel camera of the same specification as the Liquid X1 and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. A 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor is ticking inside along with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage expandable up to 32 GB. Other features include 2,100 mAh battery, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, A-GPS, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The Liquid Z200 is the smallest and most modest of the five smartphones. Powered by a 1 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572M SoC, the handset sports a 4-inch 480×800 pixel display, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage, 2.0-megapixel camera and 1,300 mAh battery. The Z200 will be available in multiple color options including Titanium Black, Essential White, Fragrant Pink, Sky Blue, and Sunshine Yellow.
The Acer Iconia 8, as its name suggests, is an 8-inch tablet with Zero Air Gap display offering 1080p resolution. The slate is powered by a Intel Atom quad-core Z3745 Bay Trail processor and comes with 2 GB of RAM, 16 and 32 GB of internal storage, both expandable via microSD slot, and dual cameras with 5.0-megapixel sensor residing on the back and 2.0-megapixel snapper sitting up front. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB, and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.