A man's hand is seen on an Acer logo as he pastes a poster below at a computer mart in Taipei
A man's hand is seen on an Acer logo as he pastes a poster below at a computer mart in Taipei April 23, 2008.REUTERS

Taiwanese PC maker Acer on Monday (Jun 3) unveiled its first phablet, Liquid S1, at the ongoing electronics trade fair Computex 2013 in Taipei.

Acer Liquid S sports a mammoth 5.7-inch HD screen having 1280x720p display resolution and runs on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek quad-core processor. It packs 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory which can be further expanded via microSD card.

It is to be noted that the Acer smartphone comes with exclusive Float UI (User-Interface) on top of primary OS Android Jelly Bean just like TouchWiz Nature UX as seen in Samsung Galaxy S4. Acer's Float UI allows users to keep open several app windows at all times so that he/she can multitask without having to close one app to open another. It also features app shortcuts to enable easy access to one's favourite app.

During the launch, Acer has confirmed that Liquid S1 will initially hit markets in Europe including France, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Ukraine, Germany, Russia and later in Spain and Italy for €349 (around ₹25,670) in Q3, 2013.

However, the Taiwanese company is tight-lipped regarding Liquid S1's availability in Asian and other regions.

Key specifications of Acer Liquid S1 include:

Model Acer Liquid S1
Display 5.7-inch HD screen with 1280x720p display resolution
OS Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS
Processor MediaTek quad-core processor with 1.5GHz CPU speed
Storage capacity 8GB, memory expandable via microSD card
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, LED flashFront: pixel-count yet to be ascertained
Battery 2,400 mAh
Network 3G
Add-ons Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Float Apps, Voice Unlock
Dimensions 163.0 x 83.0 x 9.5 mm
Weight 195 g
Price €349 (around ₹25,670) in Europe