Acer Unveils 6-inch Smartphone with 4K Video

We're living in the age of the super phone. With octa-core CPUs, GBs of RAM, and larger-than-life displays, we've come a long way since the days of the first iPhone and T-Mobile's G1, and companies every day are coming up with ways to make their devices bigger and badder than before. This past weekend, Acer announced the Liquid S2, a 6-inch smartphone capable of shooting 4K video.

Announced at IFA, the device packs a 6-inch full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080, 386 PPI), a quad-core CPU clocked to 2.2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel camera in the front, 16 GB of storage, a 3300 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS+GLONASS, NFC, and support for the 800/1800/2600 frequencies for 4G and 900/2100 for 3G. The whole show is running on Google's Android 4.2.2 operating system with Acer's Float UI on top. Of course, the stand-out feature is the fact that this device can shoot video in 4K. Right now, there isn't much 4K content out there, something about which anyone with a 4K TV is all too aware.

The Acer Liquid S2 will be available in October, though Acer hasn't discussed pricing and precise dates of availability just yet. We imagine that means there won't be one global roll-out and the phone will instead enjoy a staggered launch across multiple regions. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted!

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  • More like 1080p, then scaled to 4k.

    No way we have cameras upward of 4 grand that are now starting to put out 4k video, and here we have a phone with 4k video? Nah.
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  • 4K video...with 16GB storage...? Wonder how well that will go.
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  • Honestly, why??? Who uses their camera phone to record video that needs 4K? Plus, you aren't going to be able to see the real 4K video on anything since the devices that support 4K are thousands and thousands of dollars. Definitely a gimmick and a jerk one at that. RECORDS 4K......BUT U CAN'T SEE 4K ON ANYTHING.
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