Following closely on the heels of the Liquid S1, a roadmap leaked on August 12 showing a roadmap for the next iteration, the Acer Liquid S2. In it we saw an August 2013 launch date, something that turned out to be off only by a couple days. Acer has officially introduced the smartphone, calling it the first 4k video-recording handset.
The Liquid S2 will be debuted at IFA 2013, a handset that has specs akin to what we saw in a leak last week. Among this is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor and a Full HD 6-inch IPS display. The biggest bragging point is the ability to record video in 4K via the 13-megapixel rear camera (there is also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera).
The cameras use BSI sensors, and there’s a ring LED flash round back. In addition to recording 4K video, the handset can also record full 1080p HD at 60 frames-per-second and in 4x slow-mo mode. There is also a panorama feature for taking images up to 27-megapixels, quick first shot to take an image from the lock screen, and smart best shot for multiple images.
There’s a tag widget for photo browsing, a Favorite Mode for saving up to five custom profiles, Freehand Capture for cropping, Live Screen, and Exposure Control. The camera aside, the Liquid S2 has 4G support, as well as WiFi 802.11 ac, an Easy Hotspot model with support for up to 6 devices, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. Software is Android 4.2.2.
Rounding it out is the remaining hardware details, which includes 16GB of internal storage space, 2GB of RAM, and a 3300mAh capacity battery. The handset is also loaded with Acer’s Float user interface, and has Acer Docs/Remote Files/HD Channel, Float Caller, Print, and Data Traffic Manager.
Available in October, pricing not yet announced.