The Acer Liquid S1 smartphone was officially announced during Computex 2013 in Taiwan, marking the company’s foray into the phablet niche.
The Acer Liquid S1 packs a 5.7-inch TFT capacitive multi-touch display, the same measurement as the ZTE Grand Memo. Such display has a resolution of 720 x 1080 pixels, a pixel density of 258 ppi, 16 million colors, a light sensor, and a proximity sensor.
The smartphone also boasts of a Quad core 1500 MHz MediaTek processor and 1024 MB of RAM. Users are provided with 8 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB through a microSD or microSDHC card. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the operating system of choice. Meanwhile, for its battery, the Liquid S1 features one with a capacity of 2400 mAh.
In the imaging department, the Liquid S1 features an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, voice activation, geo-tagging, smile detection, and autofocus. Said camera is able to record 1080p videos. Meanwhile, on the handset’s front, one would find a 2 MP camera.
In terms of data, the Liquid S1 supports UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS. It does not support LTE connectivity, unfortunately. Aimed at travellers, the Liquid S1 features dual SIM card slots.
Acer notes that the phablet supports the company’s own cloud services such as AcerCloud Docs and Acer Remote Files. These allow them to gain access to their files anywhere. Wireless display and printing features are also onboard for those who are always on the go.
The phablet likewise comes with Acer Float User Interface. This UI facilitates multitasking by permitting users switch among several opened app windows.
A feature called Acer Auto Profile, meanwhile, saves settings for network connections, sound, and brightness for areas that the user frequents.
Acer will release the device in the third quarter of this year in Europe.