Acer's new Iconia Talk S is a phablet with a 7-inch display

Acer's new Iconia Talk S is a phablet with a 7-inch display
Having launched the new Liquid Z6 and Z6 Plus smartphones at IFA, Acer has also just unveiled a giant phablet with a 7-inch display called the Iconia Talk S. Aimed at business users, the dual-SIM slab includes 4G LTE support along with the company's Iconia Suite of apps. 

This isn't the first time that Acer has dropped a smartphone with such a humongous display. In fact, it's not even the first Iconia Talk S we've seen from the firm. A couple of years back, the Acer Iconia Talk S introduced the idea of a tablet that can also make calls like a normal smartphone. Larger than your traditional phablet, the 2016 version packs an updated design along with newer internal hardware. 

A low-cost device, that large display scrimps with a 720 x 1280 resolution, which sets the tone for a host of middling specs. A 1.3 GHz quad-core chipset is accompanied by 2 gigs of RAM, and there's an option of 16 or 32 GB of expandable storage. Along with the aforementioned dual-SIM and LTE support, there's a 13-megapixel main snapper, as well as a 2-megapixel sensor for selfies. 

Like the Z6 Liquid and Z6 Liquid Plus, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered device will only be made available in certain regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It'll apparently retail for €169, which translates to around $190 U.S.

Could you imagine holding a 7-inch tablet to the side of your face? Or has Acer's new device pushed the boundaries a little too far? Take a peek at the press images, and let us know of your impressions in the comments. 

source: Acer

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6 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

who still buy android tablets????...kiddults?

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am. If the spec is right I would like to pick up another >12" tablet. If iPad Pro is not so overprice I would have bought that already. iOS or Android make no different to me as both can do the work require of it.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

NOT a Tablet, according to this article... But a "Phablet"...! GREAT SCOT...!!! (No, I'm not Scottish...) Actually I'm from... Well... What comes in your mind when I say: G'Day!

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ugh. Mid/low specs. Are there any good 6"+ phones with good specs that have released since the Nexus 6? It doesn't seem like it.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its true. I have seen the shift. Most users are satisfy with their 5.5 and its true that I could get a lot of work done on a 5.5. One app that make me crave for a larger screen estate is RDP. Guess, I will need to wait for a 12" Windows Tablet that is super light.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

with that much bezels, its a tablet...

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