Intel seems to be spreading its x86 seed quite fine in the low-end smartphone market, but another handset aimed at the mid-range market with its latest chipset has been announced. This time, Acer decided to take the Atom z2420 and stuff it inside what they’re calling the Acer Liquid C1. The chipset isn’t a powerhouse compared to the S4s and Tegras of the world, but its attractive price/performance ratio is perfect for the entry-level handset that it is.
The Liquid C1 will come equipped with a 4.3 inch qHD display, a 8 megapixel camera and will come pre-installed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The aforementioned Z2420 is a 1.2GHz single-core chip with hyper-threading. There’s not much else going on, but the device boasts a very elegant design and a pretty respectable profile.
Acer and Intel announced this thing in Thailand, and that’s the market that will get first dibs on it. Pricing will be set at 9,990 baht, about $335, and will be available starting next month. Other Asian markets are said to be in line for the device as well, though Acer wasn’t interested in sharing those particular details at this time.