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 â‚¬109 ($120.35/Rs 8,263) and â‚¬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
||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
|OS||Android OS||Android OS|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon Hexa-core CPU with Adreno 418 GPU||
|Storage||32GB, expandable up to 1TB via hybrid cloud storage||-------------|
|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