Deciding not to wait till next month’s Mobile World Congress Acer has announced a new mid-range Android smartphone. The new devide, named Liquid P1 was announced in China yesterday and should feature in at the MWC.
There is nothing spectacular about the Acer Liquid E1. As far as design is concerned the Liquid E1 does not look too bad, with a nice tapered rear panel, that seems to hold the front panel of the phone within it. It also looks like the Liquid E1 might feature multi-colored interchangeable rear panels like some of the more colorful Nokia Lumia Windows Phones.
In terms of technical specifications the Liquid E1 sports a 4.1 inch display, which should be large enough for most users. However, the screen is only a qHD, with a resolution of just 960X540 pixels. The cameras on the Liquid E1 are mediocre as well, with a 5 MP sensor at the rear and a 0.3 MP sensor at the front.
Acer has thrown in a 1GHz dual core processor to power the smartphone, but it has not specified the make of the chip. The Liquid E1 also gets 1GB of RAM along with 4GB of internal memory.
Overall, the Acer Liquid E1 sounds like yet another drop in the ocean of Android phones. But if Acer prices the the Liquid E1 right, it should manage to attract a few consumers – those who do not believe in spending big and do not care much about fancy specifications and software gimmicks.
Below is the list of complete specifications
- Dimensions – 132 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm
- Weight – 130g
- Talk Time: up to 8 hours
- Standby Time: up to 400 hours
- Capacity: 1760 mAh
- HSPA: 900 / 2100 MHz
- GSM/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- Processor – 1GHz dual core
- Memory – 4GB RAM / 1GB RAM
- Camera – Rear: 5MP auto focus with LED flash, Front: 0.3MP
- Video – HD 720p
- Display – 4.5-inch qHD (960×540)
- WiFi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth – Class 3.0 +EDR
- Radio – FM receiver
- GPS – GPS with A-GPS support
- MicroSD slot – Yes
- SIM Type – Standard
- MicroUSB – Yes
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack
- Digital Compass
- Ambient light sensor
- Proximity Sensor