Acer on Thursday has unveiled two new Android smartphones in its Liquid series, the Acer Liquid E3 and Acer Liquid Z4, ahead of a complete launch at MWC 2014.
The Acer Liquid E3 is a mid-range smartphone with a price tag of 199 euros (approximately Rs. 17,000) ,and the Liquid Z4 is a budget Android smartphone with a price tag of 99 euros (approximately Rs. 8500). Both the Liquid smartphones will hit the European market in April.
There are no details on the number of SIM cards support by either devices, but the pictures of the Liquid E3 suggest it is a single-SIM smartphone. Also both the devices will run Android 4.2 Jelly bean out-of-the-box, but the Liquid E3 users will receive an Android 4.4 KitKat update later this year while company has no update plans for Liquid Z4.
The Acer Liquid E3 features a 4.7-inch IPS display with a 720×1280 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unknown chipset) and a 1GB of RAM to support the processor.
The Liquid E3 comes with a 13-megapixel camera with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front shooter with a flash as well. It has 4GB of inbuilt storage with expansion support up to 32GB via microSD card.
The Liquid E3 weighs 135 grams with a thickness of 8.9mm thickness. There are no details provided by the company on battery capacity and talktime. The Acer Liquid E3 will come with connectivity options like 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and integrated GPS.
The other smartphone unveiled in the same Liquid series is a budget Android handset. The Acer Liquid Z4 features a 4-inch display with unknown resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core (unknown chipset) processor coupled with 512MB of RAM.
The Acer Liquid Z4 comes with a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, and there is no front-facing camera. It has 4GB of inbuilt storage with the no details on expansion via microSD. It weighs 130 grams with is 9.7mm thickness, but no details of talktime and battery has been provided by the company.
Connectivity options on Liquid Z4 include 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Both smartphones feature similar DTS Sound technology and Acer Rapid button on the back for one-hand control to unlock and/or wake-up the screen, launch the camera, take a picture, launch apps from home screen and pick up phone calls easily.