Acer announces the Predator 6 gaming smartphone

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!



1. supracer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I don't care if its a mediatek chip! This is going to be one awesome phone which I would happily get! Beautiful!!

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

You can game really well with a Moto G. I dont see anyone buying a smartphone just cause it has some extra gaming gimmicks.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

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.

12. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

M9 has amazing speakers and its not selling well


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

it's not selling well but it is or was selling. Anyway i welcome such effort because it gives us more variety or options to choose from.

24. SuperPotato

Posts: 13; Member since: May 26, 2015

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.

27. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

You must remember xperia play and legendary Nokia ngage Q.

3. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

they must be hiring 10 year olds to design their new products now

7. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Yeah, this is weird looking phone. I mean I'm a gamer on PC/consoles and also play on mobile on the go.. But I would never sport a phone like this..

15. RajRicardo

Posts: 489; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Even alienware laptops look the same. Never saw a gamer complain about that.

20. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

nobody said Alienware products look good anyways

28. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

But gamers buy's alienware products. This phone is made for gamers not for cowards.

22. hamaidx

Posts: 85; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

who are by far better than so called Apple designers...

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Hardware buttons is the fine line of a true gaming smartphone. Without it, it's just a plain smartphone just like the others.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

MEDIATEK? GAMING? HAHAHA Well it better be 720p

10. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It should be, it's gonna be crying for battery if they put QHD on that thing.

18. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

They will be most likely use Mali-T880MP6 which is a great GPU and with 1080p display it should handle all games with ease.

30. GTNavy

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Will it play COD Black Ops 3? Fallout 4? WoW? Then this is not a gamer anything.

8. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

What is the GPU used in the Heliox20?

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Rumors is ARM Mali T880 MP4 We have no idea how it performs But I would be highly surprised if it was better than what's in the current flagships

9. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

They better make sure they've got big battery for those 4 speakers.

11. SonyOwner unregistered

Uhhh is the model available?

16. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

To anyone saying the processor sucks because it uses Mediatek, don't join the bandwagon. This uses the Helio X20, one of the better and higher end processors.

17. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

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).

23. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Mobile gaming sucks. Use a dedicated handheld like a 3ds or psvita. Andriod or ios, still sucks.

25. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I disagree . iOS has great 3rd party accessories like joysticks that make it a great portable gaming console.

31. GTNavy

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

iOS/Android will never have the immersive AAA games that PC/console have. If you think otherwise, you're in a fairy tale.

33. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

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.

19. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

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.

32. GTNavy

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Phone tech is moving faster than it's own games and apps, just so they can out compete themselves. Developers can't keep up. Will lead to more fragmentation and eventually incompatible software.

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