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4K video recording with a mobile? Acer Liquid S2 6" phablet arrives

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4K video recording with a mobile? Acer Liquid S2 6" phablet arrives

If you thought the smartphone wars are waning, the just-outed Acer Liquid S2 proves they've simply moved to the phablet category. Acer's newest flagship is the first phone with 4K video recording capabilities. Actually this is not a feature of its 13 MP camera, but the 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor inside, yet the Liquid S2 is the first phone to actually unlock that touted video processing capacity of the Qualcomm's chipset.

Acer's first phablet will come at a time when this field is getting crowded with excellent devices like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and the upcoming Galaxy Note 3, but it will come armed to the teeth, as it also features a 6" 1080x1920 Full HD IPS-LCD display. We also get 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, and a hearty 3300 mAh battery, solidifying the phone's presence as one of the best-equipped phablets out there at the moment. The handset also captures 1080p video with 60fps, and can take a picture directly from the lock screen with the Quick First Shot function.

Dimensions? Pretty big, to say the least, at 6.54 x 3.39 x 0.35" (166 x 86 x 8.99mm) mm, and the weight is not really in check at half a pound, so we'll see how it fares against those other phablets. We will size it up at the IFA 2013 expo that we are attending starting tomorrow for your viewing and reading pleasure.

source: Acer

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posted on 02 Sep 2013, 05:07 4

1. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Sony could have been first with Honami,only if they announce it before IFA
But Acer knew this and wanted to be First...

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 09:35 1

14. lalalaman (Posts: 386; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


I dont think z1 will have 4k recording

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 05:10 2

2. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


They should have had more internal storage considering the size of 4K videos... Thankfully the microSD cards can go up to 128GB, whenever that gets released.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 05:15 2

3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


For acer. better first than last, in a long run. People will say, "Ahh, Acer was the first to install the 4K UHD".

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 05:34 1

4. vipervoid123 (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Display resolution is wrong ~
Please fix it ~
It is 1080x1920

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 06:04 1

9. Topcat488 (Posts: 1172; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


what?

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 05:43 11

5. pwnarena (Posts: 974; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


with everyone hyping 4k capture capabilities on smartphones, sony couldn't be any happier. they are trying hard to promote their 4k tvs but many are complaining about the lack of 4k content. with smartphones now able to capture 4k videos, a new revolution in tvs may now commence.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 05:47 2

6. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Except that no one can afford this these 4k Tvs yet. I don't really see the point.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 06:12 2

10. pwnarena (Posts: 974; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


full HD LCD tvs used to be very expensive too. just give it time.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 06:23 1

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I don't really see the point."

Maybe not today, but tomorrow, it is future! Not all people are buying phone for one or two year, some are buying it for three or four years and it will be a future proof for them, people may keep 4K videos for a future.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 05:49

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Niceeee..thats a powerful beast

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 05:58 1

8. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Actually 4K invent it by Sony.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 06:26

12. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice specs though.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 09:26 2

13. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 629; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Useless gimmick. If the phone doesn't have at least 256gb memory then you would record few minutes of 4K video and your 32gb memory will be full(apps, games, photos + few mins of 4K video). An then what? Play a 4K video on a 1080p mobile screen or 1080p tv? This is a gimmick for the next 4-6 years until internal memory increases and until 4K starts becoming something like a standard.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 10:06 2

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Maybe not today, but tomorrow, it is future! Not all people are buying phone for one or two year, some are buying it for three or four years and it will be a future proof for them, people may keep 4K videos for a future. Talking about memory, you forgot about SD card.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:56 5

16. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Im sure the device in your profile was once a "gimmick" at one point.....

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 11:59 1

17. hellonerds (Posts: 265; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


16GB internal = 1 mins of 4K video recording... lol

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:01 1

18. SIGPRO (Posts: 506; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Lol with the Nokia Purevie 808 you can record 4k movies via a hack, this was first done a while ago. So sorry to all the Sony fanboys!

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 14:31 1

19. karimhasebou (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


4k video recording is useless. takes a lot of space to record a video and 4k moniters and tvs aren't popular. its just a gimmick.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:33

20. -box- (Posts: 3875; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I was hoping Nokia would be first to the 4K mark with their "something big" coming later this year, but kudos to Acer for getting there and pushing the envelope.

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