Acer to launch the Liquid Jade Primo – a Windows 10 flagship!

Acer to launch the Liquid Jade Primo – a Windows 10 flagship!

Seeing as Windows isn't the most popular mobile operating system out there, you'd be forgiven if you didn't expect to see another flagship smartphone running Windows 10, aside from the Microsoft-made Lumia 950 / 950 XL, any time soon. So, the smartphone that Acer just announced may come as a bit of a surprise, but it's a sleek-looking and promising surprise, we have to say!

Acer just took the stage at CES to unveil its newest member of the Liquid Jade lineup – the Liquid Jade Primo. It's the company's Windows 10-toting flagship, and it packs the hardware to prove it – a Snapdragon 808 SoC, with 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a 5.5-inch FHD (1080x1920) AMOLED display, USB Type C, a 21 MP main camera with a dual (not dual-tone) LED flash, and a wide-angle 8 MP selfie snapper.

Hardware-wise, the phone is pretty close to Microsoft's own Lumia 950, save for not having a QHD (1440x2560) display, and is toting a larger, phablet-level screen size. Thanks to its powerful specs, the Liquid Jade Primo also supports one of Windows 10's most exciting features – Continuum. Grab a Display Dock and connect a keyboard, a mouse, and an external monitor to your phone and you get PC-like experience with Windows 10's universal apps. Makes working on spreadsheets when jumping from one's home and office that much easier.

In terms of design, the phone continues the tradition of sleek looks that we've come to know the Liquid Jade series for. It's back is nicely curved for ergonomics and covered in a brushed finish, while the front is protected by a slab of Gorilla Glass, arched smoothly into the phone's corners. It will certainly catch the eye of those looking for some bling on a smartphone.

The Acer Liquid Jade Primo looks like a promising device for Windows 10 enthusiasts. Price and availability in the US are marked as “to be disclosed”, but in EMEA, the smartphone will launch in February, with prices starting from $620 (€569).


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31 Comments

1. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

too much for Acer,if i have ever chosen to go into W10,i would rather take 950

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Why? This Is Better.

17. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

How is this better? Same CPU, less sharp display, we don't know if the battery is smaller or larger, but everything else is the same.

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The Less Sharp Display Is Why It's Better. Better Performance And Battery Life Is Guaranteed Because Of It. Gaming On A Sd 808 Powered Devices Is Hell If The Phone Has QHD. You Can Take This As My Answer To Your Post#18 As Well.

23. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

This phone looks better (great) and it's cheaper. 1080p better for battery life and gpu power.

24. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3106; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Acer has had a history of touch issues on their Windows tablets. Even though it's butt-ugly, I would rather take my chances with the 950. I'm sure it's a patch or two from alleviating the bugs it released with.

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Touch Problems On Tablets You Say But This Is A Phone, Best Not Jump To Conclusions Just Yet. And Touch Problems Wouldn't Be Acer Fault, It'd Be The Panel Supplier At Fault.

28. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3106; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Have You Ever Heard Of Quality Assurance? It Rests With The Manufacturer. I Know It's A Phone, But They Might Source The Display From The Same Vendor. You Don't Have To Capitalize Every. Single. Word.

30. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Don't Have To, I Just Like To, Sorry If It Bothers You LOL.

12. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Windows 10 is doomed. It has no future.

13. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Okay....

21. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

You are DEAD WRONG Because there are enough Windows smart phones owned and being bought by Folks to keep it alive and well. When developers port more Windows 10 Universal Apps to Windows 10 Desktop/ Laptop, ultra books and Windows 10 tablets/hybrids. Windows 10 mobile smart phones can use them TOO ! Windows 10 is a successful OS on over 200 Million computers of various types. it cannot be ignored like Windows 10 smartphones OS. Smart developers will make Universal apps that run on ALL windows 10 devices because it's a Juggernaut OS that will grow and grow and grow. There Aint no stopping it now. money is to be made selling apps in the Windows 10 store The Windows 10 mobile smart phone is the best smart phone to work with Windows 10 Computers

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Yay!!! Vote for Samsung Galaxy S7 with Windows Phone 10...!!! Will it ever happen? Nope...

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I vote for Lumia 1050 with 4.7 inch display

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7004; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It physically cannot happen because Microsoft doesn't support Samsung's processors. Microsoft only supports Qualcomm Arm processors.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and intel? o.O

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

qual, intel, amd

31. g2a5b0e unregistered

Your point? Samsung doesn't just use Exynos processors in their S line. Last year was the only time that happened.

11. rishav20193

Posts: 240; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

i wish the s & note series with win 10 & a series for midrangers !!

3. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Nice specs, but the phone looks dull and cheap. I miss HTC 's WP7 phones. They looked great and had nice build quality.

4. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Looks okay, it still has acer's phones design language. But, 5.5" is a bit huge for my small hands :)

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Better Than The Lumia 950. If I Wanted A Windows Phone This Is What I Would Get.

18. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

None Of The Hardware Is Better Than The Lumia 950, But The Phone Appears To Be More Expensive. What Is Better About This?

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Look great to me! I will buy one.

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Way too expensive for buggy software so the weak ecosystem.

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Which is also unfortunately true. So its pretty much a wait and see situation.

16. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Aaaargh! Behold and fear those ugly tiles.... This ugliness will never sell.

19. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@Switch00 Then you're not the target audience considering you dig 'Beauty' beyond practicality which is quite immature, I'd add... When I turn on my Windows Phone, all the notifications; weather, Emails, Tweets, FB Notifications, Reminders, To-Do's, Battery Level, Remaining internet data & everything in between is right at my home screen... JUST ONE GLANCE IS ALL I NEED TO LEARN ABOUT EVERYTHING...

22. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

this smart phone is a good bet for ACER to make because Windows 10 is on Over 200 MILLION Computers of various types and most NEW Desktop Laptop, Ultra books and PC OS Tablets. folks Windows 10 Cannot be ignored by developers like they ignore Windows smart phones OS because of it's HUGE Customer base that is growing everyday ! a Smart developer will make a FULL Windows 10 Universal app because ti will run all windows devices including a Windows 10 mobile smart phone like the ACER Liquid Jade promo

27. Romantico3pe

Posts: 178; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

amoled again? fail

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