Acer has announced a trio of products which bring a nice bit of diversity to the company’s device portfolio. For starters, we’ve gotten a new phone — Liquid S2 — that Acer hopes will change their luck in the smartphone game.
It’s a 6-inch full HD display smartphone with 2GB of RAM and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.2GHz. Other specs of the S2 will include a 13 megapixel OIS camera, a 2 megapixel front camera, a 3,300mAh battery, 4G LTE and more. The device’s unique claim to fame is its ability to record full 4K video (in addition to 60FPS full-HD video recording).
The Liquid S2 will come with Android 4.2.2 and Acer’s custom bits sitting on top, which include Acer’s “Float” UI, Acer Docs, Acer Remote Files, and more. This UI allows you to bring up bite-sized applications such as a calculator or notes on top of whatever you’re doing. Acer says to look out for it this October, but has yet to settle up on a price.
A ton of work has gone into the camera software, with things like Quick First Shot allowing you to take photos from the lock-screen, or “Favorite Mode” which will give you up to 5 profiles that can hold different exposure and quality settings.
Moving on, Acer has also introduced a new 10-inch tablet, dubbed the Iconia A3. The device sports a 1280 x 800 display and a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, in flavors of either 16GB or 32GB.
It’s made to be a budget device, of course, so the starting price tags of €249 for WiFi-only and €299 for 3G definitely seem fitting. Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be seeing this thing starting in October (though the 3G version won’t be out until a month after that).
Finally, Acer is bringing us a 24-inch All-in-One PC that just happens to be running Android. Acer shoved NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chipset inside. The device’s MHL support also allows it to double as a monitor, with folks being able to hook up any Windows 8 PC and use it as a touch-enabled display. That’s not too shabby for €429. The Acer DA241HL is said to be coming in mid-October, as well.