During Computex Acer announced its new Liquid S1 smartphone. In fact, the term smartphone may not be enough to do the nearly tablet-sized 5.7” Liquid S1 justice, and Acer has even dubbed it a “phablet”.
On the outside, the Acer Liquid S1 has a massive 5.7” touchscreen with 720p resoultion surrounded by an aluminum side grip and a front 24mm and 8MP rear camera. The smartphone/tablet/phablet (heh) weighs in at 195g.
The new mobile device is powered by a quad core MediaTek SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and a 2,400mAh battery that Acer claims will last “all day.” The Liquid S1 runs Android 4.2.2, and offers a stock experience apart from Acer's multitasking Float UI and Cloud Docs document software. Other features include DTS StudioSound audio, dual SIM card slots, and a microSD card support (maximum of 32GB).
Wireless connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G radios as well as wireless display and wireless printing technology.
The Liquid S1 smartphone will be available in either matte black or white across Asia and Europe for 329 Euros. It is set for release sometime in the third quarter of this year (Q3'13). US users wanting a large smartphone (or small tablet) will need to either import the Acer model or look elsewhere as the company has not yet expanded its mobile offerings to this side of the pond, excluding laptops of course.
EU & Asia can suck my toes
EU & Asia can suck my toes will all of thins nonsense & you can put Acer on top if you like, but don’t worry I got the dumb S4 with the handicapped QUALCOMM processor, you fucking racists asses you how much money did QUALCOMM had to fork through wards Samsung so you won’t invade their US beloved territory. Why don’t QUALCOMM make a 16 core processor that can slap NVidia, punch Intel & of course we got nothing against those AMD cheap bastards we just wish they make better processors than anybody on earth now that Intel is kind of capping out on squeezing performance out of a few grains of sand.
heh, yeah it sucks that they
heh, yeah it sucks that they do not have more of a presence in the US market, just like that Lenovo smartphone I wanted last year. Hopefully that will change at some point if the EU/Asian market does well enough.
Well, a 16 core ARM processor would be pretty massive, maybe once we are on a smaller processing node and battery technology advances :).
tim, i think you meant 195g
tim, i think you meant 195g not kg
Now, a 195kg
Now, a 195kg device would be one heck of a phablet! 🙂
I envision a Rocky-esque
I envision a Rocky-esque exercise montage ending with a typical-weight smartphone climbing a large set of cement stairs… wearing an Otterbox as a hoodie/robe.
… is that normal?
“The smartphone/tablet/phablet (heh) weighs in at 195kg.”
I guess it should be just grams…
It looks to be an interesting
It looks to be an interesting phablet, with the biggest handycap being the relatively low screen resolution. The dual sim cards could be really interesting for some people, as well as the relative large battery.