Acer Liquid S2 is a 5.96-inch phablet powered by Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM and... Android Key Lime Pie?

Acer Liquid S2 is a 5.96-inch phablet powered by Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM and... Android Key Lime Pie?

Everyone seems to be gearing forthe holiday season, and Taiwanese Acer is no exception. The company'sflagship, the LiquidS1, announced during Computex in June is barely out of the doorand we're already catching a whiff of leaks talking up its successor.

The source of this somewhatsurprising news is an allegedly official Acer roadmap, which, amongothers, gives us a peek at the Liquid S2, codenamed Hemingway. Ifwe're to trust said roadmap, we should be hearing about Acer's newphablet fairly soon, perhaps in time to launch an offensive on theNote III. From the information we already have on Samsung's new toy,it would take one seriously solid phablet to even hope to disturbSammy's incumbent position. On that account, from the looks of it,folks, the Acer Liquid S2 may just prove a worthy rival.

Put more explicitly, Acer's newphablet is set to come packing some bleeding edge hardware:

  • a 5.98-inch 1080p IPS display

  • an unnamed 2.3GHz quad-core processor which we assume is the Snapdragon 800 (keep in mind that the Liquid S1 made use of a MediaTek SoC)

  • 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage

  • NFC and LTE support

  • the roadmap lists “K OS”, possibly referring to Android 5.0 or Key Lime Pie

  • a premium price tag of about $790

All of thissounds plausible, with the exception of the Android 5.0 part.Considering the launch date is set for the end of the third quarter,we find it hard to believe that Acer's phablet will come runningAndroid 5.0 out of the box. This seems especially true given thatAndroid juggernaut Samsung and its Note III phablet has beenconfirmed, and reconfirmed to run Android 4.3.

As always,take this with a pinch of salt, and stay tuned for more coverage.

source:ComputerBase via Techkiddy

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Liquid S1
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2400 mAh(11h talk time)
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. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Looks like a good competitor to the other s800 phablets.wonder if they will give it bargain pricing.

10. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

It says a premium price tag...

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hell yeaaaa!!! The phablets are coming... more choices, :-)

3. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Google will always have the new software first

4. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Talks about X-series too. I hope It'll be cutting edge!

5. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Who will buy this at $790 when Note III or HTC Max mostly comes for the same price. ACER and ASUS smartphone sales are disasters eve though they make reasonably good phones. They don't have large home market like Lenovo, ZTE and Huwaei have to bail them out.

6. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Good for acer...Google would use 5.0 version for serious native support for multi-window...platform optimizations etc.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Launch in August 2013? That's sketchy.

8. CaoCiBai

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

S2? Hey, Samsung, not gonna sue? =P

9. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Its cool that technology keeps getting better and better, but the question is...who the hell is going to buy a $800 phone?

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