Acer's 4K video recording-capable Liquid S2 quietly released in some markets

Acer's 4K video recording-capable Liquid S2 quietly released in some markets
Acer tried to make a nice impression back in September, when it announced its Liquid S2 smartphone (or should we call it phablet?) as the world’s first that’s capable of recording 4K (3840 x 2160) video. And although the company’s initial plans saw the S2 being released in October, the device hit the shelves only recently (sometime earlier this month).

We’re seeing the Liquid S2 as being on sale in the Netherlands, where it costs $680 (or €499 for folks living there). It’s also available in Hong Kong, where customers can pay a little less for it: about $620.

These prices put the Acer Liquid S2 in the same league as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. Luckily for Acer, the specs don’t disappoint, including - beside the 13MP rear camera with 4K video recording - a 6-inch 1080p IPS display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded thanks to a MicroSD card slot. What may put off some potential customers is the size of the Liquid S2. The device is downright huge, as our hands-on can testify.

Acer didn’t say if it’s planning to launch the Liquid S2 in North America. But we will let you know as soon as we hear anything on this.


sources: PDAshop Netherlands (translated), GSM Insider

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Liquid S2
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2

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10 Comments

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I wonder how this phone performs. I've seen videos of many other acer phones before and they all lagged so bad. As for the design, that front looks sweet, but the back is a big no to me. XD

8. stijnvbrummelen

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

In the netherlands €499,-, $680,- is inexpensive for a phone with this specs. When you compare prices you will see it. Note 3 is costing €650,-, $880,-. LG G2 & HTC one & Sony Xperia Z1 €550,-, $750,-. IPhone 5s 16 GB, €700,-, $950,-. All included VAT.

7. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

This would be perfect if it had a 5" screen :P 6" is just too big for me. No pun intended Haha

5. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

ocotber?

6. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Corrected. Thanks for noticing!

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

iPod Touch loop? Anyway unique looking handset.

3. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

I want to see a photo sample taken by this device specially on low light condition using the ring flash

2. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

At least the design isn't as boring as Samsung :)

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Cool. I like it.

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

probably the first flagship phone which is released so quietly... may be there is some fault in the phone and acer is not proud of this device... (Just my own assumption)

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