Acer announces 5 smartphones and a fitness band ahead of Computex

Acer booth

Acer unveiled a bunch of new products ahead of Computex in Taipei. The Taiwanese company will have quite a few new devices on display at the show, though we’re not sure whether all of them will reach the Western hemisphere.

In total, we have 5 new Android KitKat smartphones from Acer and a smart band. Unfortunately though none of these devices are high-end and we expect them to be rather affordable. Let’s briefly go through each one of devices Acer has announced, shall we.

Acer Liquid Leap fitness band

The earlier rumored smart band is now officially official and as many similar devices, it allows users to track their steps, running distance, calories burnt and sleeping cycle. It connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 to show incoming call and SMS notifications on its 1-inch always-on touchscreen. Additionally, you’ll also be able to see the current time and weather information on that petite display, as well as control your music. It comes with a battery that can provide enough juice for some 5-7 days of operation.

Acer Liquid Leap

The Acer Liquid Leap is an IPX7-certified device that will allow it to work under water. Users will be able to choose between few color options, including Moonstone White, Mineral Black, Aquamarine, Fragrant Pink and Vivid Orange.

Acer Liquid Jade

Acer Liquid Jade

In some markets, this smartphone will be bundled with the Liquid Leap fitness band. It’s a solid mid-ranger with specs that include:

  • Gorilla Glass-protected 5-inch 720p HD IPS touchscreen based on Zero Air Gap technology
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 chip
  • 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable memory
  • 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and aGPS
  • 13MP auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash, F1.8 aperture and full HD video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM
  • Dimensions: 140.5 x 69 x 7.5 mm

Acer Liquid X1

Acer Liquid X1

  • 5.7-inch 720p HD IPS touchscreen based on Zero Air Gap technology
  • 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
  • 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory
  • 4G LTE 150Mbps/ 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and aGPS
  • 13MP auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash, F1.8 aperture and full HD video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Acer Zoom Fit, AcerRAPID and AcerFLOAT
  • 2700 mAh battery

The Acer Liquid X1 will come in black and red colors and would be available starting from Q3 2014.

Acer Liquid E600

Acer Liquid E600

Entry-level LTE smartphone with following specs:

  • 5-inch FWVGA (854 × 480 pixels) IPS display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) chip with Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM, 4GB of expandable memory
  • 4G LTE 150Mbps, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS
  • 8MP auto-focus camera with LED Flash
  • Front-facing camera
  • AcerRAPID key
  • 2500 mAh battery

The Liquid E600 will be available in black and metallic red in the fourth quarter. It will have a price tag of around $316.

Acer Liquid E700

Acer Liquid E700

This should be affordable triple-SIM smartphone with 720p HD screen and front-facing camera with flash.

  • 5-inch 720p HD IPS display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor with Mali 400 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory
  • 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
  • Triple SIM support
  • 8MP auto-focus camera with LED Flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera with flash (for great selfies)
  • 9.9 mm thick and weighs 155 grams
  • 3500 mAh battery

Like the Liquid E600, this model to will come in black or metallic red, hitting the store shelves at some point in the fourth quarter. It will cost $345 sans any strings attached.

Acer Liquid Z200

Acer Liquid Z200

Low-end smartphone with DTS Studio Sound.

  • 4-inch WVGA (800 × 480 pixels) display
  • 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572M processor
  • 512MB of RAM, 4GB of expandable memory
  • 3G HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS
  • 2MP fixed-focus camera
  • 10.3 mm thick and weighs 130 grams
  • 3.5mm audio jack, DTS Studio Sound
  • Dual SIM
  • 1300 mAh battery

The Liquid Z200 will be available in the third quarter for around $86. users will be able to choose between a number of different color options such as titanium black, white, hot pink, sky blue and bright yellow.

[Via: FoneArena]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Acer should try to hit for the higher end of the market. They make great laptops and I don’t understand why they can’t make a similarly amazing phone. Go figure.

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