Acer Liquid S1 Android Phablet Shows Up at Computex Podium; Sports $427 Tag

June 4, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Acer seems to have spent much time doing its homework before the curtains went up on Computex at Taipei. The newly outed Liquid S1 is testimony to some hard work by the company.

One glimpse at this phablet gives us the impression that it is more for the budget users and has everything in it to give the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 phablet a good scare.

The Liquid S1 boasts a 5.7-inch, 720p display and comes powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. Also thrown in is 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory storage. A microSD allows for additional storage.

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The dual-SIM device runs Android 4.2 OS and sports an 8MP rear camera with f2.0, 28mm lens, BSI sensor and LED flash. A front shooter is an add on.

The power house is a 2400mAh battery. The phablet will be available in black and white color options and comes in dimensions of 163 x 83×9.5 mm and weighs 195 g.

That brings us to realize that the Liquid S1 runs on almost stock Android. Acer has added some a feature called Float UI, which allows multiple app windows to stay open.

A multitasking device, the Liquid S1 has apps including camera, maps, calculator and notes. The Float caller notification is another feature that pops up as a mini-window when a call comes in and you can choose to take the call or reply via message.

An Auto Profile feature switches on select settings on the device based on the user’s location. While Voice Unlock opens apps or unlocks the phone mode, Traffic Manager manages 3G data, Acer Cloud activates cloud storage and the Live Screen helps share photos or notes in given set of devices are other software customizations.

We hear the device would come unto us starting Q3 for $427(329 euros) in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, the UK and Germany.

 

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