At Acer’s Computex 2013 Press Conference in Taipei, lots of interesting things were shown. Perhaps the most interesting was the Liquid S1 smartphone by Acer.
Sporting a 5.7 inch HD display, it is said that this new phone from Acer might be the next rival to the trendy phablet, the Galaxy Note. There’s a quad-core powering the Liquid S1 and some interesting integrated software that runs on top of the standard Android OS called ‘Float’. Float is a UI that allows the user to multitask on a deeper level than with stock Android alone.
The Acer Liquid S1 also incorporates other high-end features such as an 88 degree wide-angle lens front facing camera, a 24 mm lens, and an expandable microSD card slot. But is it enough to make this phone a real contender to rival the Galaxy Note series?
Maybe. While the Galaxy line is a high quality flagship line, there are some things that are left to be desired and Acer is trying to take advantage of it. Price being one of them. The Liquid S1 is a mid-tier phablet which may give it some success for those wanting size without having to pay too much for it. Whether this strategy works for Acer remains to be seen.