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

PC maker Acer announced two new smartphones -- Liquid Jade 2 and Liquid Zest -- at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, Barcelona.

Acer Jade 2 is the top-end phone among the two. It sports 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display and runs on Android OS backed by Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core CPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt memory.

The key aspect of Liquid Jade 2 is its camera. It boasts 21MP camera with PDAF (Phase-Detection AutoFocus), 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording, dual-LED flash,"Professional Camera Mode" settings options with white balance, ISO, EV, and focus mode. In the front, it houses an 8MP snapper with 84-degree wide angle, which also supports a "Pause N Shoot" selfie mode. It detects the user's face and automatically starts to countdown three seconds and takes the shot.

Liquid Jade 2 also boasts DTS Play-Fi technology. With this feature, phone users can stream audio from any app or any file in pristine, lossless quality compared to standard Wi-Fi to one or more Play-Fi-enabled speakers and components.

In addition to providing perfect multi-room synchronization of music, Play-Fi also provides lip sync A/V synchronization technology to allow users to watch videos on their phone and enjoy audio from Play-Fi-enabled speakers with zero lag between sound and picture. The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem features the industry's widest selection of whole-home wireless audio products on the market, says the company.

On the other hand, Liquid Zest comes in two variants -- 3G and 4G network support. The key difference between the two is that the former houses Mediatek (MT6580) quad-core processor, whereas the latter comes packed with MediaTek (MT6735) quad-core SoC (System-on-Chip). Rest of the features remain the same in the both the devices.

They sport 5.0-inch HD IPS screen and feature 8MP camera on the rear-side and a 5MP camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens.

Acer Liquid Jade 2 and Zest release and price details:

The company has confirmed that the Liquid Zest 3G and 4G models will hit EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia) markets for €109 ($120.35/Rs 8,263) and €149 ($164.51/Rs11, 294) in April and May, respectively.

However, price and release details of Acer Liquid Jade 2 are still under wraps. Watch this space for more details.

Key features of Acer Liquid Jade 2 and Liquid Zest:

Models Acer Liquid Jade 2 Acer Liquid Zest
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) AMOLED screen with 176-degree wide-viewing angles, 2.5D Gorilla Glass shield, Zero Air Gap technology
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screen with On-cell technology, Zero Air Gap technology, Acer "BluelightShield" technology which improves viewing comfort through reducing blue light emission
  • Pixel density: 294 ppi
OS Android OS Android OS
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon Hexa-core CPU with Adreno 418 GPU
  • 3G: 1.3GHz Mediatek (MT6580) quad-core
  • 4G: 1.0GHz MediaTek (MT6735) quad-core
RAM 3GB -------------
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 1TB via hybrid cloud storage -------------
Camera
  • Main: 21MP camera with PDAF (Phase-Detection AutoFocus), 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording, dual-LED flash. "Professional Camera Mode" settings options with white balance, ISO, EV, and focus mode.
  • Front: 8MP camera with 84-degree wide angle, and also supports a "Pause N Shoot" selfie mode, which detects your face and automatically starts to countdown three seconds and takes the shot.
  • Main: 8MP camera with autofocus, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
  • Front: 5MP camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens
Battery --------- ----------
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 6: 300/50mbps download/upload speed) 3G & 4G come in separate models
Add-ons Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11ac dual-band MIMO), DTS Headphone:X, DTS Play-Fi technology Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Acer GameZone
  • 3G: DTS Sound Studio
  • 4G: DTS HD Premium Sound
Price ----------------------
  • 3G: €109 ($120.35/Rs 8,263)
  • 4G: €149 ($164.51/Rs11, 294)
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