Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 smartphones announced ahead of MWC

February 20, 2013
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This isn't the first time we are hearing about the Liquid E1 smartphone, however Acer has recently come forward with an official announcement. More specifically, Acer has announced a pair of smartphones, the Liquid E1 and the Liquid Z2. Both are entry-level devices that are expected to begin rolling out in various countries.

Both of these devices will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at launch. For the most part the specs will vary from device to device however they do share some of the more common features including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0+EDR and GPS. They will both also have 4GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for anything extra and dual-SIM support. Cellular connectivity for both will include 3G on the 900/2100MHz bands and 2G on the 850/900/1800/1900 bands. Both handsets will also be available in carbon black or pearl white.

Shifting from common to unique features and we have the Liquid E1 with a 4.5-inch (960 x 540) qHD display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 1760 mAh battery, dual-speakers, VGA quality front-facing camera and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED flash. The Liquid Z2 will arrive with features to include a 3.5-inch (480 x 320) HVGA display, 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 1300 mAh battery and an option for either a 3 or 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.

These will also be Google devices which means access to the Play Store as well as pre-loaded versions of Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search and all the other Google branded apps. Finally, while the pricing remains somewhat of a mystery, it is looking like the Liquid E1 will fall somewhere between €199 to €229 with the Liquid Z2 coming in somewhere between €99 to €129. The handsets will initially be available in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Ukraine with Russia, UK and Italy coming at a later time.

[via Engadget]


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