Acer appears to be preparing to unveil a new Android-based smartphone called the V360. Said smartphone will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. It will be Acer’s first Android Jelly Bean smartphone, but not the first one to said Android version. Last October, the Taiwanese company launched a $230 7-inch tablet called the Iconia A110 which was packed with Jelly Bean.
As for the specifications of the V360, it will be packed with a 4.5 inch qHD screen that has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Meanwhile, it will have a dual-core processor running at 1GHz for its CPU. The brand of the processor is still unknown, but it is expected to be Qualcomm Snapdragon. It will have two cameras, namely a 5-megapixel rear-facing one and another with VGA resolution on its front. 3G connectivity will be supported, as well.
The V360’s specification sheet from China also reveals that the smartphone measures 132.0 x 68.5 x 9.9 millimeters. It also tips the scale at 140 grams, making it neither a lightweight nor an excessively heavy handset. Its price is estimated to be roughly $300.
Blog of Mobile reports that there will be two color options for the V360: black and white. At this point, it is still unknown in which countries the smartphone will be released as well as the specific launch dates. China, however, is likely in the list, and could be among the first markets to get the handset.
It would be recalled that earlier this year, Acer seemed to concentrate more on developing Android tablets. Last October, however, the Taiwanese electronics giant released the CloudMobile, a smartphone targeted at the mid-range segment. For its part, the Cloudmobile came with a 4.3-inch IPS display, 16GB of internal storage, memory expansion via a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Also available on the device is Near Field Communication support and an 8-megapixel camera.