Acer has come up with two devices – the Iconia A3 Tablet and the Liquid S2 Phablet. It is a beginning for Acer in this segment. The company will display the Iconia A3 Tablet during the IFA trade show.
The Iconia A3 Tablet
The Iconia A3 Tablet is a 10.1-inch device from Acer. The company has termed this device as an entertainment gadget. It runs on Android 4.2 and is bundled with Dolby Digital Plus. As entertainment matters, there are two speakers on either side and the angles are wide enough for better viewing.
You will find built-in Micro HDMI ports. This makes it easier to connect the tablet to a foreign display. The device is built with a resolution of 800 X 1280. 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A7 processor powers the Iconia A3 Tablet.
The gadget has a 5MP rear camera that can video shoot as well as take pictures at the same time. There are two variants of the tab, the 16GB variant, and the 32GB variant. By the next month, a Wi-Fi model will also be available for roughly $328. 3G is expected to show up in the month of November and is likely to carry a price tag of $395.
The Liquid S2 Smartphone
The Liquid S2 comes with a display of 6 inches with a pixel resolution of 1080 X 1920 and has a pixel density of 338ppi. A 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor powers the phone, which runs on Android 4.2.2.
The Smartphone has a storage capacity of 16GB that can be expanded up to 128 GB. There is a 13MP rear camera accompanied by the 2MP front camera. Acer claims that the rear camera can capture videos in 4K. However, the problem is that the phone will not be able to play the videos back in 4K.
The best option is to have a 4K TV set so that the videos can be played back. This means this really gets a bit hassled. That’s not all, these videos also eat up a pretty big chunk phone memory as well.
The screen facilitates having the Acer’s Float user interface so that there can be a number of apps open at the same time. On a key press, the Float App shortcut can be accessed. The best thing is that you can customize this shortcut to have at least seven of your apps for accessing it easily.
In this process, if you get a call, only a small window will be displayed on the screen. This is great so that you do not eat up the entire screen. You can then decide if you want to answer or reject the call.
The Smartphone will be available from October end. The price will be announced later.