Acer today made a couple of smartphone announcements: the first about an Android phone with a beefy battery, and the second regarding an affordable Windows Phone device.
First up is the Acer Liquid X2, an Android smartphone with a 4000mAh battery. That’s one of the bigger batteries that we’ve seen included with a smartphone lately. That’s not the only feature of the X2 that’s beefy, though, as the X2’s got a 5.5-inch display, 64-bit octa-core processor, 13-megapixel cameras on both its front and rear, and triple-SIM support. Yep, the Liquid X2 has support for three SIM cards at once. Unfortunately, details on the X2’s launch and price are up in the air for now.
One phone that we know more about is the Acer Liquid M220. This Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone has a 4-inch 800x480 display and 2-megapixel camera on its face, as well as a 5-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens on its rear. Inside of the M220’s body lives a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a removable 1300mAh battery. Acer also notes that the M220 is upgradeable to Windows 10.
While the Liquid M220 isn’t the most high-end Windows Phone around, Acer and Microsoft are giving it a good price. The M220 will launch in Microsoft Stores and MicrosoftStore.com in June for $79.99. It’ll be available in Mystic Black and Pure White.