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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Liquid S2
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

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

14. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I dont think z1 will have 4k recording

2. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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.

3. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

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

4. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

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

9. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012


5. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

6. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

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

10. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Niceeee..thats a powerful beast

8. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Actually 4K invent it by Sony.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice specs though.

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

16. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

17. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

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


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 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!

19. karimhasebou

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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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