Acer has released two new smartphones under its ‘Liquid’ series for the Indian market, the Liquid Z530 and the Liquid Z630s. The Liquid Z530 is priced at Rs. 6,999 and the Liquid Z630s costs Rs. 10,999, with both handsets currently being exclusive to Flipkart. Acer announced these two handsets back in September during IFA and they have now made their way to India consumers.
The new Acer Liquid Z530 is already available for purchase but the Acer Liquid Z630s will go up for sale on November 12. The new smartphones are dual-SIM variants and support the 4G frequency in India.
Acer Liquid Z530
The new Acer Liquid Z530 packs 8-megapixel front and rear cameras, which should make it a decent device for taking selfies. As for the rest of its main specs, the phone features a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) IPS OGS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6735) processor with 2GB of RAM. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 32GB.
The smartphone includes 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB connectivity options. The device is 8.9mm thin and is powered by a 2420mAh battery. S.T. Liew, President, Smart Products Business Group, Acer, said the following:
Keeping at par with the Indian government’s Make-in-India initiative, we are excited to announce that these smartphones will be manufactured locally in India. The plant will be operational by December 2015 and will have production capacity of over 1 lakh phones per month. As the demand for the smartphones increase, the investment and production capacity of the plant will also be scaled up appropriately.
Acer said it plans to manufacture the two smartphones in India as part of the Make in India initiative. The production is said to being right after its Puducherry plant opens in December this year.
Acer Liquid Z630
The second smartphone, the Acer Z630s features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS OGS display and comes with the company’s Zero Air Gap screen. It too runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Liquid UI on top andpowered by a octa-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clocked at 1.3GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM.
It comes with the same 32GB internal storage and the same connectivity features – 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. The device is more expensive because it packs a larger 4000mAh battery and it has a better processor. The Liquid Z630s also sports the same 8-megapixel rear and front cameras, with the front camera featuring a wide-angle lens and support for 1080p video recording.
The new smartphones also come with some special software features, such as key apps designed as ‘Float Apps’ that take up only a portion of the display, allowing users can see and interact with the screen below. There’s also the AcerExtend app which can create a wireless connection with a compatible laptop or PC.