Acer's Liquid S2 is a high-end phablet that is gunning for the Xperia Z Ultra and Galaxy Note 3.
Acer have now officially unveiled their latest entry into the smartphone market, the Acer Liquid S2. It's by far and away the companies most powerful mobile device of all-time and comes with cutting-edge 4k camera technology.
Strictly speaking the Acer Liquid S2 is a phablet, because it has a whopping 6 inch touch-screen IPS display. It runs at a full HD resolution (1920*1080 pixels) , giving it a pixels-per-inch (PPI) of 368. It's powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor backed up by 2GB of RAM , making it one of the most powerful devices in the world.
The 13 mega-pixel camera is arguably the star of the show because it supports 4k UltraHD video recording. UltraHD is four times sharper than 1080p full HD and will become the new standard resolution on LED televisions. The Liquid S2's camera also has BSI (backside illumination) Sensors and a unique LED Ring Flash - ensuring you get sharper, clearer pictures in any environment.
Acer's Liquid S2 comes pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2) and supports 3G, 4G , WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. It comes with 16GB of onboard memory , a front-facing 2 mega-pixel camera and has a 3300 mAh battery.
The specification of the Acer Liquid S2 is truly cutting-edge, but we're not overly keen on the design - it lacks that style and finish you get with a Sony or Apple device. However, that'll hopefully be reflected in the price which is yet to be revealed - but Acer did reveal the Liquid S2 will go on sale at the end of October.
The Acer Liquid S2 is going to have to compete with Sony's Xperia Z Ultra and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. It's not going to be an easy task, but if it's priced right it could certainly steal away a few potential customers from the big boys.
We should learn more about the Acer Liquid S2 at IFA 2013, which begins at the end of this week.
By Simon Thomas on 03rd September, 2013