Although it’s definitely learning and growing in the smartphone landscape, Acer wasn’t able to surprise us at the Mobile World Congress quite like LG or Sony, let alone capture the spotlight in a Samsung way, despite there being no secrets in anticipation of the Galaxy S7 announcement.
Well, there weren’t any substantial question marks regarding the Liquid Jade 2, aka Marshmallow take on the Windows 10 Mobile-based Jade Primo, which is why today’s low-profile Barcelona introduction might pass largely unnoticed.
Striking family resemblance and repetitive specs aside however, the Acer Liquid Jade 2 isn’t half bad, adopting an “award-winning” design language with a “sleek and slim profile, curved back cover that fits comfortably in the hand and ergonomic 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass screen.”
In short, the 5.5-inch Android is stylish, arched and compact, not to mention a photography whiz, thanks to a 21MP rear-facing camera with phase-detection autofocus and dual-LED flash, plus an 8MP selfie shooter supporting an 84-degree wide angle.
Before you jump to conclusions, no, this isn’t meant to stand up to your Snapdragon 820-powered/4GB RAM/Quad HD 2016 flagships. It compromises in all three departments for the sake of affordability, with SD808 punch, 3 gigs of memory and Full HD display resolution, though there’s no official word on pricing yet.
Since it obviously lacks Continuum PC transformative capabilities, the hope is it’ll cost less than the Liquid Jade Primo, possibly as little as €500 on the old continent. If you feel that could be a tad rich for your blood, keep in mind “up to 1TB hybrid storage” is also offered, with 32GB local space, microSD expansion, and plenty of additional free cloud depository.
Source: PR Web