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New Acer Liquid Z5 announced as an affordable 5-inch Android smartphone

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New Acer Liquid Z5 announced as an affordable 5-inch Android smartphone
Acer will showcase several new devices at CES 2014, and one of them is the Liquid Z5. Officially announced this morning, the Z5 is a new Android smartphone that will try to lure customers who are on a budget.

Part of Acer’s allegedly successful Liquid Z series, the Z5 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features a 5-inch display of unknown resolution (we assume it’s 720p it appears to be 480 x 854 pixels).

The handset weighs 147 grams, measures 145.5 x 73.5 x 8.8 mm, and further features: Wi-Fi, GPS, DTS sound technology, AcerFloat apps “for real time advanced multitasking”, a dual-core 1.3GHz processor, and 4GB of internal memory (that’s a shame, isn’t it?). The 5MP camera that’s found on the rear of the Liquid Z5 is touted by Acer as the "best-in class snapper." It comes with "a 5 elements f2.4 lens", and a backside illuminated sensor with 1.4um x 1.4um pixel size for "a better quality and less graining while in low light environments."

According to Acer, the Liquid Z5 will be sold at a suggested retail price of $230 (€169). The handset should be available starting mid-January in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Ukraine. Other markets might be announced later this year.

We’re not sure what Acer is expecting from the Liquid Z5 sales-wise. However, with the cheaper Moto G offering arguably better features, we don’t think that the Taiwanese company can see a tremendous demand for this new smartphone.

source: Acer

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posted on 03 Jan 2014, 06:04 1

1. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

I doubt this is meant to compete with the Moto G. More like Xperia C's competitor

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 06:41

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

I doubt about 720p resolution.

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 06:51

3. sonisoe (Posts: 435; Member since: 06 May 2009)

whatever the brand, stay away from android on midrange devices, awfully laggy...

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 07:35 1

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Windows Phone salesboy/girl, huh?

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 08:42

5. Gulenkov (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 May 2013)

Who needs this? I highly doubt it'll be a success

posted on 03 Jan 2014, 15:19

6. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)

I would prob get this for my daughter or as a side phone in case my Android cracks or something.

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