Acer has announced the next generation of its Liquid series of smartphones in the form of the Liquid E2. It is Acer’s first smartphone with a quad-core processor, will come with optional dual-SIM feature and is pegged as a mid-range smartphone.
The Liquid E2 is equipped with a 4.5-inch qHD IPS display offering 540×960 pixels resolution. The biggest difference between the Liquid E2 and its predecessor, the E1 is the upgrade to a 1.2GHz quad-core processor from the dual-core processor used earlier. It also gets Android Jelly Bean, carries 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM, with a microSD card slot.
It features a 2,000mAh battery, which the company claims will offer up to 9 hours of talk time and up to 450 hours of standby time. It sports an 8-megapixel primary camera with burst shot mode to take up to 8 photos per second and is capable of recording full HD 1080p videos at 30 fps. The Liquid E2 also features support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/ A-GPS.
The device will be available in Rock Black and Classic White colors and has been announced to get available in Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Spain, UK, Italy, Germany and Russia starting from mid-May for €229 which is about Rs 16,000. There is no information about its launch in India, yet.
Key specifications of Liquid E2
Dimensions – 131 x 68 x 9.9mm
Weight – 140 g (with battery)
Battery – 2000mAh, Talk time: up to 9 h, Standby: up to 450 h
CPU – Quad Core 1.2 GHz
ROM / RAM – 4 GB / 1 GB
Camera – 8-megapixel AF with flash LED, BSI sensor + 2MP front
Display – 4.5-inch qHD LCD ISP display
Connectivity – Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth/ A-GPS
Others – FM/ microSD/ Dual SIM or Single SIM/ Micro-USB
Sensor- Accelerometer, e-compass, light sensor, proximity Sensor