Acer's newest Liquid S phone features high-end specs and the ability to shoot video in 4K.
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!