Acer Liquid S2 smartphone launched, first phone with 4K video recording capability

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Just before the commencement of the IFA, Acer has unveiled new products including a new 6-inch Android smartphone, the Liquid S2. The Acer Liquid S2 is the first smartphone that features the capability to shoot 4K videos. The Liquid S2 sports a 6-inch full-HD display with IPS technology, featuring a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and pixel density of 368ppi. The display uses curved Gorilla Glass 3.0 to boast native damage resistance, making it stronger and more resistant to scratches and daily usage.

The phone is powered by a 2.2GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core, with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD cards, and a huge 3300mAh non-user replaceable battery.

The Liquid S2 features a 13-megapixel auto-focus, f2.2, rear camera with a BSI sensor and an LED ring flash that includes 4 LEDs. As we mentioned, the marquee feature of the phone is 4K video capture which means it can shoot video in a resolution 4 times more than that of HD (high definition). It can also capture fast full-HD 1080p videos at 60 frames per second and videos in 4x slow motion. The phone sports a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that allows consumers to capture picture with an 88-degree wide viewing angle. It offers the ability to take pictures right from the lock screen, among several other imaging tricks.

Connectivity options on the Liquid S2 include 3G and 4G LTE, and it also supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac, the new high-speed Wi-Fi standard, seen earlier on the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. Acer Liquid S2 phone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is not the latest version of the operating system.

The Liquid S2 will be available in Red and Black colour variants, at the end of October. The exact pricing and availability of the phone will be announced at a later stage.

Acer also announced Iconia A3 10.1-inch tablet and DA241HL, a new 24-inch touch-enabled all-in-one machine.

Acer Liquid S2 key specifications

  • 6-inch full-HD IPS display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, 368ppi
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, 4K video recording and LED ring flash
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Acer Float UI
  • 3300mAh non-replaceable battery
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS+GLONASS, NFC
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