Acer isn’t content with just announcing one smartphone, so it has announced five, along with its first entry into the world of wearable technology. Three of the phones – the E700, E600, and the Z200 – aren’t particularly exciting, but the new Liquid X1 and the Liquid Jade are certainly worthy of our attention.
The Liquid Jade, which comes with the Liquid Leap smartband, was teased during Acer’s New York event last month. The phone has a 5-inch touchscreen with a 720p resolution, and is powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The camera has 13 megapixels and quick-focus technology. It comes with the Leap, which is a fitness tracker with some smartwatch-style features, such as being able to deliver notifications. It’s water resistant, and will come in several different colors.
Acer’s new top-of-the-range phone is the Liquid X1. The screen measures a massive 5.7-inches, but the resolution is a slightly less impressive 720p, and it uses Zero Air Gap technology for a brighter display with less light reflection. This is also used on the Liquid Jade. Acer has chosen MediaTek’s octa-core chip to power the X1, and given it 4G LTE connectivity too.
Android Kitkat is installed, and Acer rarely messes around with it too much, so expect a relatively standard Google experience. The X1’s camera has 13 megapixels, 1080p video recording, and the same fast-focus capabilities seen on the Jade. Finally, there’s a microSD card slot to boost the 16GB of memory.
Acer will release all five devices between July and September, with exact locations and prices yet to be announced.