Acer's Liquid Z500 Android phone is here to offer "CD quality" music playback
According to Acer, the Liquid Z500 offers a “CD quality” music experience, supporting 16-bit, 44KHz FLAC and WAV playback, and featuring “advanced” HD stereo speakers with DTS Studio Sound. The handset sports a 5-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels and high contrast (900:1). On the back, the Acer Liquid Z500 has an 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. The camera comes with Acer’s Bright Magic technology that should improve photos taken in low light conditions.
The new Liquid smartphone is 8.65mm-thin, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat customized with Acer’s own UI. We've yet to find out more details about the handset - including the processor that's powering it, the amount of RAM, and so on.
Acer will start selling the Liquid Z500 on September 15 in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The handset’s recommended retail price is €149 ($195), and customers will be able to choose between three color versions: Titanium Black, Aquamarine Green, and Sandy Silver. Interested?
Acer Liquid Z500
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Those bottom bezels are just as bad as those on Sony phones. Why Acer?
6. fzacek (Posts: 2197; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
900:1 is very low contrast compared to other smartphones...
9. fzacek (Posts: 2197; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Yes, but still they can't say that the display is "high-contrast"...
10. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3720; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Maybe they should call it "CD quality contrast" :)
14. AndyYan (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)
...when others have gone ahead to provide Blu-Ray-level contrast :)
12. realjjj (Posts: 163; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
If 149 euros includes VAT then it's a good price.
As for teh SoC , it's a A7 based Mediatek , there are some hands on videos that have the info.