unveiled last year, the Liquid Z5 sports a larger 5-inch screen with 16:9 aspect ratio. Measuring 8.8mm thick at 147g, the Smartphone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and supports dual-SIM functionality.
The 5-inch display of the Acer Liquid Z5 offers a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels at 196 ppi. Internally, it is powered by a dual-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6572 processor with Mali 400 GPU and 512MB of RAM. The device has an internal memory of 4GB, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a MicroSD card. For connectivity, it supports 3G-HSPA+, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR and integrated GPS.
The 5MP auto focus rear camera supports BSI technology and delivering better low-light sensitivity. It also has LED flash and comes with 5 lenses instead of the traditional 4 to make the photos even sharper. There's also a front facing VGA camera for video chat, a front speaker with DTS tuned sound for a richer audio experience and a 2,000mAh battery.
The AcerRAPID design brings an enhanced one-hand control experience and allows users to unlock and/or activate the screen, launch the camera, launch apps from the home screen and pick up phone calls easily. The AcerFLOAT User Interface allows additional app windows to stay open so users can multitask without having to back out of one app to work on another. The phone also has four custom profiles for different user and age groups - the Basic Mode for youngsters, the Senior Mode with magnify feature, the Classic mode for first time Smartphone users, and the Keypad mode.
Acer Liquid Z5 Key Specifications:
- Dual-SIM functionality
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
- 5-inch, 480 x 854, TFT capacitive touch display
- 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor
- Mali 400 GPU
- 512MB of RAM
- 4GB of Internal memory
- Up to 32GB MicroSD support
- 5MP auto focus rear camera with BSI
- Front facing VGA camera
- Front speaker with DTS
- 3G-HSPA+, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR
- Integrated GPS
- 2,000mAh battery
- Dimensions: 145.5 x 73.5 x 8.8 mm; 147 g
The Acer Liquid Z5 will carry a price tag of €169 (~USD $230) and will ship from mid-January in France, Benelux, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine and UK. It will be available in Essential White and Gentle Gray color options. The company is expected to showcase the device at the CES 2014.