Acer is mounting a comeback in the smartphone space,and has announced the launch of its first 64-bit smartphone - Liquid Jade S. The device is very similar to the current Liquid Jade which was recently launched in India, and will go on sale in Taiwan on December 18 for TWD 6,990 (approx 13,900).
The Liquid Jade S features a 5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, coupled to 2GB of RAM. The device comes with 16GB of on-board storage and users will have the option to expand that with the use of a microSD card.
In terms of imaging there's a 13MP primary camera at the rear and a 5MP front facing shooter, as opposed to the 2MP one on the Liquid Jade. The device also gets a larger 2,300mAh battery and offers support for 4G LTE connectivity which is lacking on its predecessor.
While the Liquid Jade S has been listed on the Acer website in India, there's no news about it being launched in the country. The company did state that it was going to bring more smartphone models into the country in 2015, with the probability of a launch sometime in February.
Considering that the Acer Liquid Jade has been priced at Rs 16,999 in India, the upcoming 64-bit variant should cost a pretty penny more than its sticker price in Taiwan. The addition of LTE connectivity too should drive up the costs, but with the demand for high-speed Internet on mobile in India, Acer's gamble could pay off.