Android-powered Acer Liquid Jade Primo around the corner with 21MP camera, Snapdragon 808?
As far back as October last year, we had already had heard of Acer's first Windows 10 flagship, the Liquid Jade Primo. Running on the latest Microsoft software for mobile, and packing quite the high-end hardware, there was no mistaking that Acer was gunning for Microsoft's own Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Now, an identical, but Android-powered model of the Primo seems to be on its way to market.
Simply dubbed Acer S58A, the folks at TimesNews sighted the Jade Primo Android candidate sneaking through GFXBench's database of devices that have passed through its benchmark, and sent word. It seems quite likely that Acer has an Android clone of the Primo in the works, as this has proven to be a tactic the company employs regularly, and the Windows 10-based model is called Acer S58. Too many coincidences for this to be just a coincidence.
Furthermore, the still unofficial S58A shares its specsheet with its twin. We're talking a 5.5-inch, 1080p display, a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with an embedded Adreno 418 graphics processor, 3GB of RAM, and a pixel-rich, 21MP camera. The version of Android indicated is 6.0 Marshmallow, which is only fitting given this device—if real—won't hit the shelves for at least some time going forward. In terms of pricing, we can only speculate based on what we know of the Windows 10-based model: the equivalent of ~$616 in the EMEA region, or €569 to be specific. US availability for both is still unknown.