Not long ago, Acer had launched a smartphone with a 64-bit Mediatek chipset and LTE connectivity. It was the Acer Liquid Z410 that was out in Jan 2015, but now, the company has announced a few smartphones at the MWC 2015, including the Acer M220 Windows Phone and a couple Liquid Z series phones (Z220, Z520), and finally, the Acer Liquid Jade Z (successor to Acer Liquid Jade).
The Liquid Jade Z is said to be supporting 4G LTE connectivity, thanks to the 64-bit Meditek processor, i.e. the Mediatek MT6732 quad-core chipset clocking at 1.5 GHz. The mid-range smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display with Zero Air Gap technology, as well as the Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The 13-megapixel camera on the back of Liquid Jade Z comes with voice-activated functions, and it has a F1.8 aperture, allowing more light to reach the sensor and make the pictures brighter. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel F2.2 camera for selfies and there are software enhancements included – Perfect selfie with Bright Magic Selfie and Surround light even in low light conditions, exposure control with one finger (for adjusting focus and exposure separately).
There is also a Dual-shot feature included to take advantage of both the cameras at the same time, for picture-in-picture and video-in-video. The Android OS version isn’t mentioned yet, though we expect it to be Android Lollipop, given that the other two budget devices from the company are coming with the latest one.
Features like AcerEXTEND and AcerNAV (using an offline navigation software from TomTom and using POI from TripAdvisor for navigation) help in enhancing the user experience. The phone is 7.9mm thick and it weighs 110 grams. It also has the 24-bit high-res audio with DTS Studio Sound and HD speakers.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Liquid Jade Z comes with a 2300 mAh battery, and the device is said to be releasing in the market in March, for a price of €199 (about $222). It will be first hitting the European markets.
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