Taiwanese PC giant Acer has detailed five new smartphones, one new smartband, and one new tablet ahead of Computex 2014. These are the Liquid E700
, Liquid E600
, Liquid Z200
, Liquid X1
, and Liquid Jade
smartphones, the Liquid Leap smartband, and Iconia Tab 8
Here we look at the Acer Liquid Jade and Liquid Leap
, which Acer had first unveiled at its 'touch more connected' event
in April with very few details. On Friday however, the company provided a lot more details, along with Q3 2014 availability
- no pricing was revealed yet however.
Starting with the Liquid Jade, the dual-SIM smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. Acer says the smartphone 'targets users for whom every device or accessory carried is an expression of their style and personality.'
It boasts of 5-inch IPS 'Zero Air Gap' display with a 720x1280 pixel resolution and a Gorilla Glass 3 screen. The Liquid Jade is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor that is coupled with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone features 8GB of built-in storage that is expandable by microSD card (up to 32GB)
The Liquid Jade features a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture, 0.3 second autofocus, and 1080p HD video recording. It also features a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. In terms of connectivity options, it offers 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, A-GPS, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Dimensions of the Liquid Jade are 140.5x69x7.5mm, while the smartphone is powered by a 2100mAh battery.
The Liquid Leap on the other hand is Acer's first wearable device, as well as its smallest touchscreen device with a 1-inch display. Acer says the Liquid Leap smartband offers fitness tracking, call and SMS notification, as well as music control, and will be sold together with the Acer Liquid Jade smartphone in selected markets.
The 1-inch touchscreen (resolution unspecified) on the Liquid Leap is placed on a durable rubber wristband, and delivers a battery life of up to 7 days. Calling it lightweight and stylish, Acer hasn't provided the weight of the smartband yet, but did reveal it will connect with smartphones using Bluetooth 4.0, but didn't detail compatibility (or if it was limited to select Acer phones).
The Liquid Leap comes in Moonstone White, Mineral Black, Aquamarine, Fragrant Pink, and Vivid Orange colours, as well as IPX7 certification for water-immersion up to 30 minutes in 1 metre of water - but doesn't specify dust resistance.