In the recent Computex event held at Taipei, Acer unveiled its first phablet, the Acer Liquid S1. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz mediatek processor with 1GB RAM. It sports a 720p 5.7 inch display capable of HD streaming and HD media playback. The device has only 8GB inbuilt storage but the storage can be expanded up to 32Gb via MicroSD card. The 2400mAh battery packed into the device also makes sure that it can last up to a day.
The Acer Liquid S1 would be running the latest version of Android – Jellybean 4.2.2. Fortunately, Acer’s UI looks a lot like the stock version of Android, so I am pretty sure many would like that touch to the device. One of the highlights of the device is Acer’s float UI. The phone’s UI allows users to keep several app windows open at a time with the option to switch to any window easily.
The float caller notification on the phone is also a nice software tweak to the device. Whenever a user receives a call, he or she won’t see a full screen call notification, instead a float caller mini option would pop up with the option to accept, deny or to message the caller. The device starts shipping in European countries like Belgium, France, Italy, Russia, UK and Germany from Q3 2013 at a price tag of €349. As for its official launch in the Philippines, it’s anyone’s guess.
Acer Liquid S1 Specifications
- 5.7-inch LCD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution
- 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 2-megapixel front camera
- Android Jellybean 4.2.2