Acer is a company that has made a name for itself by releasing affordable devices on the market, but it seems to have been left behind when it comes to the smartphone game. But the company is now trying to readjust its strategy and is releasing the new Liquid Z410 smartphone at the CES 2015 event in Las Vegas.
The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit processor and comes with 4G LTE, being available in February at a starting price of €129. At the moment, we don’t know whether Acer plans to sell it in the US, but its price shouldn’t be more than $150. Here’s what you will get at this price:
- 4.5-inch qHD display
- MediaTek MT6732 CPU with the ARM Mali-T760 GPU
- 5 MP rear camera with front-facing 2 MP shooter
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 400 hours of standby
- Front-facing speaker powered by DTS Studio Sound
The Liquid Z410 comes with a new AcerRAPID button that is placed right under the camera and encircled by a textile pattern. Acer says that it
allows users to access a rich set of customizable actions with one touch. Easily operated by either hand, AcerRAPID is designed to add speed, flexibility and personalization to the user experience.
A new software feature is the Acer QuickTouch which allows users to control the phone with one-finger gesture:
swiping a Z shape on the locked display launches the music player and swiping left or right commands previous and next songs, while a C shape opens the camera and a V shape enable dialer functions
The Acer Liquid Z410 smartphone also comes with AcerEXTEND option that allows Windows users to control the smartphone via cable or wirelessly. Acer has not revealed the amount of RAM, storage details, and battery capacity of the Liquid Z410 smartphone, but considering its price, you shouldn’t expect anything too surprising.