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Acer's 4K video recording-capable Liquid S2 quietly released in some markets

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Acer's 4K video recording-capable Liquid S2 quietly released in some markets
Acer tried to make a nice impression back in September, when it announced its Liquid S2 smartphone (or should we call it phablet?) as the world’s first that’s capable of recording 4K (3840 x 2160) video. And although the company’s initial plans saw the S2 being released in October, the device hit the shelves only recently (sometime earlier this month).

We’re seeing the Liquid S2 as being on sale in the Netherlands, where it costs $680 (or €499 for folks living there). It’s also available in Hong Kong, where customers can pay a little less for it: about $620.

These prices put the Acer Liquid S2 in the same league as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. Luckily for Acer, the specs don’t disappoint, including - beside the 13MP rear camera with 4K video recording - a 6-inch 1080p IPS display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded thanks to a MicroSD card slot. What may put off some potential customers is the size of the Liquid S2. The device is downright huge, as our hands-on can testify.

Acer didn’t say if it’s planning to launch the Liquid S2 in North America. But we will let you know as soon as we hear anything on this.

Acer's 4K video recording-capable Liquid S2 quietly released in some markets
Acer's 4K video recording-capable Liquid S2 quietly released in some markets

sources: PDAshop Netherlands (translated), GSM Insider

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posted on 20 Dec 2013, 10:28 1

1. Birds (Posts: 975; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Cool. I like it.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 13:17 1

9. Ashoaib (Posts: 1537; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


probably the first flagship phone which is released so quietly... may be there is some fault in the phone and acer is not proud of this device... (Just my own assumption)

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 10:40 4

2. RandomUsername (Posts: 438; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


At least the design isn't as boring as Samsung :)

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 10:55

3. mottykels (Posts: 370; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I want to see a photo sample taken by this device specially on low light condition using the ring flash

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 11:27

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1339; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


iPod Touch loop? Anyway unique looking handset.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 11:59

5. hunted (Posts: 313; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


ocotber?

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 12:10

6. Florin.T (Posts: 104; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


Corrected. Thanks for noticing!

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 12:14

7. Adrian38 (Posts: 116; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


This would be perfect if it had a 5" screen :P 6" is just too big for me. No pun intended Haha

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 12:27

8. stijnvbrummelen (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


In the netherlands €499,-, $680,- is inexpensive for a phone with this specs. When you compare prices you will see it. Note 3 is costing €650,-, $880,-. LG G2 & HTC one & Sony Xperia Z1 €550,-, $750,-. IPhone 5s 16 GB, €700,-, $950,-. All included VAT.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 14:00

10. hurrycanger (Posts: 997; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I wonder how this phone performs. I've seen videos of many other acer phones before and they all lagged so bad.
As for the design, that front looks sweet, but the back is a big no to me. XD

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