Acer showed off two new Android smartphones at IFA in Berlin on Wednesday — the underwhelming midrange Liquid Z6, and the slightly higher-end Liquid Z6 Plus. Both devices run the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Acer’s embellishments on top, but there’s no word on whether they’ll get a release stateside.
The Acer Liquid Z6 Plus is the more interesting of the two. It’s fairly slim and stylish, sporting a 5.5-inch, full HD display. It also has a brushed metallic finish on the back. Under the hood, there’s an octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor, clocked at 1.3GHz and backed by 3GB of RAM. Storage is 32GB, with a Micro SD card slot for expansion. Battery life should be good because there’s a whopping 4,080mAh battery inside. The main camera is rated at 13-megapixels and there’s a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Acer has also included a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication.
The Acer Liquid Z6 is smaller, with a 5-inch HD display and a plastic body. It’s packing a quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor, clocked at 1.25GHz, and only has 1GB of RAM. The internal storage is just 8GB, but once again there is a Micro SD card slot for expansion. There’s also an 8-megapixel main camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, which won’t please selfie fans. The battery in the Z6 is less than half the capacity of its bigger brother, at 2,000mAh. It has a smaller screen and a lower 720p resolution.
Both of these phones are set for release in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. There’s no word on a U.S. release and it looks distinctly unlikely that they will be available stateside — the Liquid Z5 was never released in America. The Acer Liquid Z6 will cost 119 euros (around $130 U.S.) and it lands in November. The Acer Z6 Plus will set you back 250 euros (around $180) and it’s due to hit stores in December.