Acer isn’t necessarily known for unveiling high-end smartphones so this latest shouldn’t arrive with much surprise. The newest Acer handset is the Liquid E1 which will bring goodies to include a 4.5-inch display and dual-core 1GHz processor. Taking a step back from the mid-range specs though, we do have to give Acer some credit for the exterior design, which does seem to be an improvement.

That being said, the Acer Liquid E1 has a display resolution of 960 x 540 and will be running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean at launch. Other specs include 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 +EDR and a 1760 mAh battery. Aside from Wi-Fi, the handset will have support for HSPA (900/2100MHz) connectivity. The camera set-up will include a VGA front-facing and 5 megapixel rear-facing.

The Liquid E1 has measurements of 132 x 68.5 x 9.9mm and will weigh in at 130 grams. Touching on the battery, Acer notes that this would should be able to provide up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 400 hours on standby. Otherwise, aside from the unveiling of the handset, Acer has yet to reveal much else in terms of release details.

Simply put, Acer has yet to offer anything in terms of pricing or a release date. We also haven’t seen anything in terms of release markets, though it seems safe to say that this one will arrive internationally before it arrives in the US. That all being said, Acer will likely have the Liquid E1 on display next month during Mobile World Congress so look for more towards the end of February.

[via Eurodroid]