Mobile World Congress is just about to begin and we are seeing no shortage of leaks in the lead up to the trade show. While a lot of the bigger name companies are sitting out this year, instead opting to hold their own separate events, some manufacturers like Acer are still going at at it full bore.
Yesterday we gave you the heads up on a pair of devices from Acer, the Liquid E1 and the Liquid Z2 and today we have a new member of the family to round out the trio, the Liquid C1. The third device in the Liquid lineup fits nicely into the mid range slot as far as specs go, giving Acer a device for every price point. Here are the stats for the latest smartphone to be announced from the Taiwanese manufacturer:
- 4.3-inch qHD display
- 400MHz graphics engine
- Intel Atom Z2420 1.2 GHz processor with PowerVR SGX540 GPU
- 4 GB internal memory with microSD support up to 32GB
- Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
- Rear camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Front VGA Camera
- Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean
For reference sake we'll take a quick look at the devices above and below this one starting with the higher end Liquid E1. This device has a 4.5-inch qHD display, a dual-core processor, support for optional dual SIM cards and the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. This phone packs a dual speaker system and a zero shutter delay on the camera making it able to shoot in burst mode. The E1 also has a unique feature called "float caller" where instead of being interrupted by an incoming call while doing something else, an unobtrusive window pops up to let you know someone is trying to get in touch with you.
The low end or starter offering from Acer is the Liquid Z2. This budget device features a 3.5" HVGA display, a 1Ghz dual-core processor, optional dual SIM cards and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Z2's camera comes with the option of either a 3 or 5 megapixel version, and can be launched in just a second while offering panoramic and multi-angle modes as well as continuous shooting function with up to 99 shots.
All three of these devices are supported by the AcerCloud as well. This service is free on all new Acer products and is described as "a file sharing and media management solution which allows users to retrieve, enjoy and share their multimedia and data files using a variety of computing devices. AcerCloud simplifies management of digital assets across digital devices, regardless of platform".