IFA 2013 | Acer unveils the Liquid S2 smartphone

the new 6-inch phablet is being billed as the world's first 4k recording smartphone

Acer has announced a successor to the Liquid S1 phablet that showed up just a few months ago at Computex.

The Liquid S2 has drastically improved specs compared to its predecessor. It features a 6-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display, a blazing fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (2.2 GHz quad-core), 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory (expandable up to an impressive 128 GB), Android 4.2.2, a large 3300 mAh battery, 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, Dolby Digital Plus sound, and 4G connectivity.

As impressive as these specs are, the phablet's main focus seems to be its cameras. The front-facing camera is a solid 2 MP with a wide angle lens and 1080p video capability, while the back-facing camera is an impressive 13 MP with an LED ring flash and 4k video recording.

Though we've seen a number of smartphones target camera enthusiasts (Galaxy S4 Zoom, Lumia 1020), this is a first for a phablet (which generally lean more towards the note taking crowd). Acer has also included a hefty dose of camera software and features (such as lock screen photo shooting and 27 MP panoramic shots) along with the more expected productivity apps.

The Liquid S2 is expected to launch at the end of October. Pricing and full availability details have not yet been announced.

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Craig Munro, 2013-09- 2 (Update: 2013-09- 2)