Computex 2014 | Acer introduces new Liquid E600, E700 and X1 smartphones
Computex officially kicks off in a couple days and companies are hard at work in preparation, though they're taking time off to introduce expected products. Acer has already announced their new Iconia Tab 8 tablet and they're now touting three new smartphones.
Kicking things off is the Liquid E600, a lower-middle class offering that comes in at 5" with an 854x480 pixel display. A 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 and an Adreno 305 GPU are in charge of power, to go along with 1GB of RAM and a 2,500 mAh battery good for 6 hours of talk-time. LTE and an 8MP camera are also included with the E600 and the smartphone should retail in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region this August for 199 euros.
Next in line from Acer is the Liquid E700, which is aimed at "globetrotters who require a powerful battery". That battery is a 3,500 mAh power station, reportedly delivering up to 60 days of standby or 24 hours of talk time. The 5" display is also equipped with the same "Zero Air Gap" technology as the Iconia Tab 8, and features a higher resolution than the E600 at 1280x720 pixels. Processing is also different with a MediaTek MT6582 on the inside, along with 2GB of RAM and no LTE. Interestingly, the E700 features the same price tag as the E600 and should also be available sometime in August.
Rounding up Acer's announcement is their new flagship phone, the Liquid X1 which leads the pack with a 5.7" display with a 720p resolution and LTE support. MediaTek's MT6592 Octa-Core CPU also comes with the package, running at 1.7GHz per core. 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2,700 mAh battery are also included, while a 13MP rear-camera features an aperture of f/1.8 and autofocuses within 0.3 seconds. The Liquid X1 should be available in August with the rest of Acer's smartphones, but no pricing info has yet been unveiled.