It’s been a long time since Acer launched or sold a phone in Australia, but if there is an Acer phone you want, it’s probably the Acer Liquid S2 which has just been announced ahead of a full unveiling at IFA in Germany.
The Liquid S2 – which we first saw in a leaked roadmap mid last month – will come with a 6″ IPS Display, on which you can display some beautiful 4K video captured on the rear facing 13MP camera, a trick made possible by the 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 SOC which is powering it.
The camera, in addition to recording 4K Ultra HD content, will capture video in full 1080P HD at 60 Frames Per Second. A full 27MP Panorama shot is possible from the rear camera when using still shot mode. Acer will offer an array of different smart modes for the camera like – Smart Best Shot, which automatically take a slew of photos after recognising the scene type automatically, once finished you can pick the best shot. You can also create profiles with the camera app to fit your favourite settings into.
The full range of specs includes :
- Acer Float UI, Acer HD Channel, Acer Docs and Acer Remote Files, Acer Data Traffic Manager, Acer Float Caller, Acer Float Apps, (maps/notes/camera/calculator), Acer Live Screen™, Acer Print, AcerEasy hotspot
- Additional features: Skitch, YouTube™, Moodagent, Polaris Office, Swype text input, Google Keep, Evernote®, wireless display, Dolby Digital Plus
It’s been a long while since we’ve seen an Acer Liquid mobile launch here in Australia but I really wouldn’t mind seeing this one. 4K Content is the next big hurdle for all TV Manufacturers to overcome before more wide-spread adoption of their TVs, if getting people to record their own content is the impetus for widespread adoption, I imagine we’ll see the likes of Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG follow suit fairly quickly.