Acer intros Liquid S2 with 6-inch 1080p display and 4K video capture, new Iconia A3 tabletAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
The big IFA 2013 show in Berlin may not officially kick off for a few more days, but apparently Acer just couldn't wait any longer to share the news about its upcoming hardware. The company today revealed a full slate of new products that its got in the pipeline, including a trio of Android-powered devices. There's quite a bit of information to sift through in today's announcements, so let's break it down in an easily-digestible bulleted list:
- Acer Liquid S2: The smallest device of the Android group (though not necessarily small itself), the Liquid S2 is smartphone with a 6-inch 1920x1080 IPS display. One of the highlight features of the Liquid S2 is its 13-megapixel camera, which is capable of recording 4K Ultra HD video and also includes an LED flash, panorama support and a host of other software add-ons. Also included with the Liquid S2 is a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2-megapixel front camera, 16GB storage, 2GB RAM, 3,300mAh non-removable battery and Android 4.2.2.
- Acer Iconia A3: Moving up in size brings us to the Iconia A3, a 10.1-inch tablet that runs Android 4.2. Touted as a tablet for "music and movie lovers," the Iconia A3 sports Dolby Digital Plus support for virtual 5.1 surround sound. Acer has also included a 1280x800 resolution display, quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, 5-megapixel camera, 16GB or 32GB storage and a microSD slot.
- Acer DA241HL: This creatively-named piece of hardware is a new all-in-one desktop machine that's got a 24-inch touchscreen. The unit is powered by a combination of Android 4.2 and a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The DA241HL has full Google Play access, giving smartphone owners access to their usual assortment of apps, and there's also an MHL port that enables users to hook their handset up to the DA241HL's display. It can also connect to a Windows 8 PC over HDMI or USB.