Acer recently announced a wave of new devices before the expected June 3 reveal on Computex 2014. They revealed Five new Smartphones, one new Tablet and their first Smartband. All of these devices are expected to launch in Q3 (July-Sep) this year.
Acer’s fastest smartphone in this lineup is the Acer Liquid X1 (pictured above). It has a 5.7-inch screen which uses Zero Air Gap Technology. This produces higher contrast and brighter images. Its screen resolution is 720p. The Acer Liquid X1 has an octa-core processor which runs at 1.7 GHz and MediaTek MT6592 SoC chipset. The phone has 2 GB of RAM, and it comes with Android KitKat. Its an LTE phone, and its powered by a 2,700 mAh battery.
Acer’s flagship device has a 13 MegaPixel camera with an impressively wide f/1.8 aperture and 0.3s autofocus. Its camera and powerful processor allow it to capture video in 1080p resolution.
As for storage The Liquid X1 has 16 GB internal storage. The microSD card slot supports up to 32 GB additional storage space.
The Acer Liquid 700 has a 720p 5″ Zero Air Gap screen. It also has the MediaTek MT6582 chipset, a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, Mali-400 GPU and has 2 GB of RAM. It can use 3 SIM cards at a time and its powered by a huge 3,500 mAh battery. It comes with Android KitKat installed. It has a microSD card slot, and it has a 8 MegaPixel (LED flash) camera in the back.
The Acer Liquid E600 also has a 5″ screen but its resolution is 480 x 854. It has a Quad-core 1.2 GHz processor on the Snapdragon 400 chipset and an Adreno 305 GPU. The Liquid E600 has 1 GB of RAM and it is powered by a 2,500 mAh battery. It also supports LTE. It comes with Android KitKat installed, and has a microSD card slot for additional storage.
The Acer Liquid Jade smartphone was shown at an event in April. The Liquid Jade has a 5″ Zero Air Gap screen. The phone has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor on a MediaTek MT6582 SoC chipset. It comes with 1 GB RAM. It has a 13 MegaPixel camera with wide-aperture and fast focusing capabilities. It is powered by a 2,100 mAh battery.
The Acer Liquid Leap smartband was also shown at an event in April but no details were made public at the time. You may have seen other devices like this from Nike and LG. These are mainly fitness devices which help you lose weight by tracking how many calories you have burned during the day.
The Liquid Leap has a 1″ touch screen display. It can not only track your fitness but also give you call and SMS notifications. It is IPX7 certified and provides protection from water for up to 30 minutes in water that is one meter deep. It is to be released in Mineral Black, Moonstone White, Fragrant Pink, Aquamarine, and Vivid Orange.
The Acer Liquid Z200 is probably the budget phone in this lineup. It is the simplest of all the new smartphones announced by Acer. Its display is a 4″ WVGA screen. Its resolution is about 480 x 800. The Liquid Z200 has a 1 GHz dual-core processor, MediaTek MT6572M chipset and 512 MB of RAM. Its camera is a 2 MegaPixel camera. which does not have auto-focus so it has fixed focus. It is powered by a 1,300 mAh battery.
The Acer Iconia 8 is the tablet in this lineup. It has an 8″ Zero Air Gap display having a resolution of 1080p. It has an Intel Atom Z3745 processor. Iconia 8 runs a very slightly modified version of Android KitKat, and has stereo speakers.