on Tuesday unveiled a refreshed version of its recently launched Liquid Jade smartphone, the Acer Liquid Jade S
. Announcing a price of TWD 6,990 (approximately Rs. 13,800), the Liquid Jade S is expected to go on sale around December 18 in Taiwan.
The Acer Liquid Jade S is also expected to launch in India soon, as the company has silently listed the device on its India website. Here, the company hasn't detailed any pricing for the Liquid Jade S.
The dual-SIM Acer Liquid Jade S runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixel) IPS display with 'Zero Air Gap' technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection. It sports nearly identical specifications as the Liquid Jade, barring the chipset, front-facing camera, battery and the presence of 4G LTE connectivity.
The Liquid Jade S is noted as the company's first 64-bit smartphone, powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6752M processor, whereas the original Liquid Jade featured a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 processor. It features a 16-core Mali T760 and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone sports 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card (unknown maximum capacity).
(Also see: Acer Liquid Jade S and Acer Liquid Jade in comparsion)
The Liquid Jade S features a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. In terms of connectivity options, the Liquid Jade S offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB and GPS/ A-GPS. Dimensions of the Liquid Jade are 143x69x7.78mm, and weighs 116 grams. It is backed by a 2300mAh battery.
The company recently launched the Liquid Jade and Liquid E700
for the Indian market at Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 11,999 respectively, exclusively via Snapdeal. Notably, the handsets were introduced in May
this year during the Computex 2014 event.