Acer and Intel have announced the Liquid C1 smartphone, which runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is powered by Intel’s newly announced Lexington chipset – The Atom Z2420, which has a clock speed of 1.2GHz and has hyper-threading technology built-in. Only last week Lava had announced the Xolo X500 that was based on the same chipset, but there are some major differences between the two devices. Also Read - COMPUTEX 2021: Intel launches two new 11th Gen U-series processors
Unlike the Xolo X500, which is based on Intel’s Lexington reference design, the Acer Liquid C1 has original design. Its specs are also more advanced than the Xolo X500. Apart from the chipset, it has a 4.3-inch IPS panel with a qHD resolution, an 8-megapixel camera, which shoot at 5fps, and both these are much higher than the Xolo X500, which has a crummy HVGA panel and a 5-megapixel camera. Also Read - Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop With Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, DTS-X Ultra launched: Price in India, features
While the Lexington chip is being billed as a platform for low-cost smartphones, there are a few features that it touts that would be the envy of a single-core ARM A9 based SoC. For instance it can readily encode and decode 1080p video. This functionality is actually closer to a dual-core ARM chip and that’s what Intel is betting on, it’s inherent performance advantage over ARM. Also Read - Laptop guide: 5 best laptops under Rs 30,000 you can get for work from home
Of course, there is the obvious difference in price between the Xolo X500 and the Liquid C1. The Xolo X500 has a price of Rs 8,999, while the Acer Liquid C1 does not have an Indian sticker price owning to its Thai launch for 9,990 baht, which equates to Rs 17,800.