Acer announces the Predator 6 gaming smartphone
posted by Paul K. / Sep 02, 2015, 5:14 AM
Along with announcing the launch of the Predator 8 gaming tablet, which will come in 2-3 weeks, Acer has also introduced its brand-new gamer-centered smartphone – the Predator 6. The presentation was a bit sparse and not much in the way of pricing or release date was mentioned, but we got a general idea of what the handset is going to be all about.
The Predator 6 smartphone will be outfitted with a MediaTek deca-core chip – we assume that's the MTK 6797 Helio X20 – and 4 GB of RAM. The screen's diagonal was not shared, but, judging by the naming scheme and device size, we'd say it's around the 6-inch mark. We can't possibly know anything about on-screen resolution, however. The main camera was announced to have a 21 MP resolution – dare we speculate a Sony sensor underneath?
Now, for the gamer features – Acer has outfitted the Predator 6 with the same 4-speaker setup that can be found on the tablet, for some extra-immersive sound. Additionally, the phone was touted to be capable of giving off controller-level haptic feedback vibrations.
We can't be sure how much these shiny features will actually improve gaming on a touchscreen device, but we are, at the very least, curious to test them out, should we get our hands on one. Stay tuned!
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You can game really well with a Moto G. I dont see anyone buying a smartphone just cause it has some extra gaming gimmicks.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 5:18 AM 1
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Not true, beside the powerful processor it has 4 nice looking speakers. People will buy it because they want to upgrade their smartphones anyway so these "gaming gimmicks" which you mention are a great bonus.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 5:24 AM 2
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Agree, 4 speakers doesn't mean they're 4 good speakers though, let's wait and see, this device got my curiosity at least, but there are some things I'd like to know like battery capacity before judging. Besides I thought I wouldn't see any Helio X20 device until 2016, and that's the only deca core I know of.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 10:03 AM 0
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they must be hiring 10 year olds to design their new products now
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 5:21 AM 4
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Even alienware laptops look the same. Never saw a gamer complain about that.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 6:10 AM 6
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MEDIATEK? GAMING? HAHAHA Well it better be 720p
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 5:27 AM 3
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They will be most likely use Mali-T880MP6 which is a great GPU and with 1080p display it should handle all games with ease.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 7:16 AM 1
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What is the GPU used in the Heliox20?
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 5:29 AM 1
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I still feel , at the core , Andriod is not a good gaming platform. It does a lot of other things and it does them really well but when it comes to mobile gaming always have an iOS device as a backup ( iPad , iPhone or for those who are on a budget , iPod Touch).
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 7:13 AM 1
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Mobile gaming sucks. Use a dedicated handheld like a 3ds or psvita. Andriod or ios, still sucks.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 8:44 AM 0
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Never said that . I was just defending the iOS alternatives as portable gaming consoles. iOS / high-end Android with Play store access have lots of quality titles and can compete with almost any handheld. But that said , serious full-time games are of course best played on serious hardware ( i.e. gaming computers /consoles). Also , lets not forget about people who just want to play on their commute , beats having to spearate devices for sure.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 2:42 PM 1
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All this power yet almost no Android apps can even reach the limits of phones from 3 years ago, so this seems like more of a bragging fuel device than actually be anything useful.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 7:20 AM 1
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