Acer is trying its hand at offering budget smartphones with a not-so-budget user experience.
Xiaomi announced the 64-bit budget Redmi 2 earlier today, and Acer has now come out with its answer to the Chinese manufacturer’s latest device. Acer has unveiled the Liquid Z410 4G, the newest addition to its Liquid series of Android phones, at a pre-CES event. The Liquid Z410 4G will be released in the EMEA region sometime at the end of February with a price tag of 129 Euro (around $150).
Like the Redmi 2, the Liquid Z410 4G features a 64-bit processor, though it’s expected to be a MediaTek chip instead of the more popular Snapdragon 410 that is finding its way to most new mid-range devices. At the front, there’s a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 960×540 pixels – that probably won’t make for the sharpest of visuals, which makes the $150 price tag of the device seem too high compared to Xiaomi’s new phone.
Other specs of the Liquid Z410 include a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a single front-facing speaker with DTS Studio Sound support, and 4G LTE connectivity. Acer has packed in a couple of proprietary features – there’s a new camera app that will allow users to take a photo with voice commands, or simply say “Selfie” to automatically switch to the front camera and take a selfie after a three-second countdown. Also included is AcerEXTEND for controlling the phone via a Windows PC, and QuickMode for switching to an easier-to-use interface for elders and children.
Acer hasn’t revealed the full list of specifications for the Liquid Z410 4G, though more details should trickle out as CES kicks off and as we near the phone’s official release.