Acer is a very well known brand, but their smartphones aren’t exactly their number 1 business. This company has been manufacturing phones for quite some time now, but their availability is somewhat limited. The company is, however, rather present in India, the world’s second biggest smartphone market. Acer has actually released two new smartphone in the Indian smartphone market today, and they sport a really solid set of specifications. Let’s see what these phones have to offer, shall we.
The Acer Liquid Z630s is the higher-end of the two. This smartphone sports a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS OGS display along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. The phone is powered by MediaTek’s MT6753 64-bit octa-core processor along with a Mali-T720 GPU for graphics. The 8-megapixel camera is available both on the front and back of this smartphone, and the LED flash is located on the back of the Liquid Z630s. The 4,000mAh battery is also a part of this package, and you also get 4G TE connectivity here. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes out of the box, while the device measures 156.3 x 77.5 x 8.9mm.
The Liquid Z530 is the second device Acer has announced. This handset features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS OGS panel, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The device is powered by MediaTek’s MT6735 64-bit quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz along with Mali-T720 GPU. Much like the Z630s, this phone sports two 8-megapixel shooter and ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The phone packs in a 2,420mAh battery, offers 4G LTE connectivity, and weighs 145 grams. It is also worth mentioning that the phone measures 144 x 70.3 x 8.9mm.
Acer’s S.T. Liew, confirmed that these phones will be manufactured in India by saying the following: ”Keeping in 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”. The Acer Liquid Z630s costs Rs. 10,999 ($167) in India, while the Liquid Z530 is priced at Rs. 6,999 ($106). Both of these phones will be available exclusively from Flipkart, and registrations for Z630s’ sales begin today, first flash sale will be held on November 12th.