Acer unveiled its very first phablet device, Liquid S1, that comes with a 5.7-inch 720p HD screen. It’s a mid-end device, however, boasting MediaTek’s 1.5GHz quad-core processor, as well as 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera on the back, front-facing camera (for video calls), HSPA+ and Wi-Fi connectivity, DTS Studio Sound, and 8GB of internal storage that can be further expanded with microSD card slots.
Software wise, the S1 runs Android 4.2 with very few customizations on Acer’s behalf. There is a neat Float User Interface that takes advantage of all that extra screen estate, along with few pre-installed apps like 2-Way Live Screen (for screen sharing) and Voice Unlock.
Acer will start shipping the Liquid S1 will in the third quarter of the year, with select European countries first to get it, including France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, UK and Germany, followed by Spain and Italy. The price is set at 349 EUR, which translates into some $455.