Acer has definitely been busy. At Computex this week, it has unveiled not one, not two but four new smartphones. Members of this batch include the LTE Liquid X1, the entry-level Liquid Z200, and the 5-inch Liquid E600 and Liquid E700 pair.
Probably the high-end option among the group, the Acer Liquid X1 boasts of a couple of features that try to keep up with some of the top Android smartphones. The device sports a 5.7-inch display, though the exact resolution wasn’t given. We’ll give Acer the benefit of the doubt and presume Full HD here. It also has an octa-core chip. Again the exact speed and brand are unknown, but, considering there aren’t much options around, it’s a safe bet to say it’s a MediaTek. The device has a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel wide-angle front shooter. In terms of software features, the Liquid X1 has a couple of interesting bits, mostly “inpsired” by other manufacturers. For example, there is the Acer Zoom Fit that reduces the display size to 4 inches to make it usable with one hand. AcerRAPID takes a cue from LG and introduces a rear button for launching the camera and doing other things. AcerFLOAT, on the other hand, offers multi-tasking via floating translucent windows.
On the other end of the spectrum lies the Liquid Z200, intended more as smartphone for beginners, The 4-inch WVGA display is quite handy, and the Acer Quick Mode feature makes it all the more usable for all types of user groups, including elderly ones. Nonetheless, it still manages to tout some interesting features, like dual SIM support, DTS Studio Sound, AcerRAPID quick button, Auto Smile Shot for easier selfies. The Z200 also comes in five colorful options to increase its appeal to both young and old users.
The Liquid E600 and E700 are like twins, but each have their own special features, with the Liquid E700 perhaps boasting of the better ones. Both sport a 5-inch IPS screen, resolution not given, and a quad-core processor, most likely a MediaTek due to the presence of LTE network support. Both also come with Acer’s new software features like AcerRAPID and AcerFLOAT mentioned earlier. The Liquid E600 has an 8 megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The E700, on the other hand, adds more. It has things like a front-facing LED flash, a 3,500 mAh battery, and that very rare triple SIM capability.
All four devices are scheduled to launch some time around Q3 2014. Acer has not yet revealed pricing and market details for any of the smartphones, though we’re likely to hear more about them in the months to come.