Acer launched the successor to its Liquid Zest smartphone, the Liquid Zest Plus, at an event in New York on Thursday. The new handset comes with a marathon battery and supports fast charging technology to counter short-lived battery issues in smartphones these days.
The Liquid Zest Plus also offers a superior camera set-up to match the premium smartphones in the market, but the handset packs a plastic build with brushed texture at its back. According to The Verge, the new phone will cost $250 (approximately Rs. 16,000) and will be available in the U.S. International availability of the handset remains unknown at the moment.
Acer Liquid Zest Plus is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with fast charging capability and a 13-megapixel tri-focus camera with LED flash on the back, which are the two major highlights of the phone. Tri-focus is a feature that uses laser, contrast and phase detection to lock focus that can theoretically enable quick focus. The company says its battery can last up to two days before users need to charge their device again, but there is no information on how long it will take to charge the device to full.
The latest addition in Acer's extensive Liquid series comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with 1280x720 pixels resolution, a 5MP front snapper and 4G LTE bandwidth support. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6735) processor, 2GB RAM and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Users get 16GB of built-in storage and there is no mention of a microSD card slot.
Acer also expanded its PC portfolio, which includes notebooks, desktops and Chromebooks. The new laptops and desktops, which come with VR compatibility, fall under its flagship Predator gaming line-up. The company also launched the 15-inch Acer Aspire R 15, which it claims to be the thinnest 360-degree convertible notebook.
Other products launched are the Acer Chromebook 14 and the F7 series of projectors with interchangeable lenses.