Acer's new Liquid Zest Plus smartphone packs a 'tri-focus' camera and a whopping 5000 mAh battery

At a special press gathering in New York City, Acer has just taken the wraps off a new mid-ranger called the Liquid Zest Plus. Though it may sound more like a bathroom cleaning product than a smartphone, the device's main attraction is its 5000 mAh battery. The company hasn't divulged all of the specs as yet, but since it will be a mid-tier handset with an average ensemble of hardware, that large juice pack should help to keep the lights on for a very long time. 

The handset includes a 5.5-inch display, along with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. There's no word on the SoC, but given the ~$250 price point, one should expect a Snapdragon 410 or similarly-powered chipset under the hood. Likewise, we'd expect the processor to be accompanied by 2 gigs of RAM or thereabouts. 

There's not much to write home about the handset besides the battery, though the main shooter includes 'tri-focus' tech. In short, the camera takes advantage of the three main autofocus systems of laser, phase detection and contrast detection. It sounds an intriguing concoction, and it'll be interesting to see if and how this decision affects real-world camera performance. 

The mid-market is awash with options for buyers seeking a decent smartphone on a budget, and with the Liquid Zest Plus' massive battery, those with an aversion to wall-hugging will no doubt be interested. 

As aforementioned, few details on the handset are available for now. But as soon as we know more, we'll have it covered right here. 



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

All those responsibilities and no power! Daayyyuuummm!

2. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Oh please.. its already the year 2016, and we are still getting phone designs from companies like Acer that look like we are still in 2012. Take a page from the competition please.

5. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

What do you mean by a "design that looks like we're still in 2012"? Your point seems more like bashing, and not stating any fact.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

is there any 5.5inch phone in 2012?

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

The Note 2.

9. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Works fine for Apple; heck they're probably going to make the 5SE into a best seller within a few months...

3. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Great big battery. Hopefully we see this in other phones

4. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

it has become kind of a trend recently for oem's only putting big batteries in their low to midrange phones

6. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Probably for those prefer great battery life over raw processing power. Huawei Ascend Mate2 has crazy good battery life.

7. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Marathon m5 is the king of batteries but it's as rare as my boss giving me an increase.

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