Acer Liquid Jade 2, Liquid Zest Smartphones Launched at MWC 2016

Acer on Monday launched the new Liquid Jade 2 flagship smartphone at the side-lines of MWC 2016 in Barcelona. The Taiwanese manufacturer alongside also revealed its new Liquid Zest series smartphones, the Liquid Zest and Liquid Zest 4G.

The company has not announced pricing or availability details of the Acer Liquid Jade 2 smartphone. However, it has confirmed that the Acer Liquid Zest will be available in EMEA in April at a starting price of EUR 109 (approximately Rs. 8,250) and the Acer Liquid Zest 4G will go on sale in EMEA regions starting May priced at EUR 149 (approximately Rs. 11,250).

The Acer Liquid Jade 2 features a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD Amoled display with 176-degree wide-viewing angles. It sports Corning Gorilla Glass and comes with Zero Air Gap technology, which the company claims will help in improved readability under sunlight.

The handset is powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The smartphone packs 32GB of inbuilt storage and runs Android OS (version not detailed). One of the highlights of the device is it supports up to 1TB hybrid storage, which integrates local storage with cloud storage. The Liquid Jade 2 sports a 21-mgapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, dual LED flash, and 4K video recording support. There is an 8-megapixel front camera on board as well.

acer_liquid_zest.jpgThe front-facing camera on the device supports an 84-degree wide angle, and also sports a “Pause N Shoot” selfie mode, which detects face automatically and starts a countdown of three seconds for taking shots. The smartphone supports 4G LTE Cat.6 apart from 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.

The Liquid Jade 2 features DTS Headphone:X technology for surround sound experience with any pair of headphones, according to Acer. The new Jade series smartphone from Asus packs USB Type-C port.

The Acer Liquid Zest (seen above), on the other hand, features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with DTS Sound Studio, which the company claims offers “higher vocal clarity and more natural details while on the move.” On the camera front, the smartphone packs an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front camera.

There are few differences between the Acer Liquid Zest 4G and its 3G variant. The 4G model is powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor and packs DTS HD Premium Sound technology. Both the Liquid Zest smartphones come pre-installed with Acer GameZone.


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