Smartphones are getting ridiculous, in a good way. Some of the latest crop offer specs and features that make whatever most of us currently have on hand look like second-rate toys. To wit, Acer
announced a phone called the Liquid S2 that promises to capture 4K
The handset boasts a 6-inch full HD IPS display with a curved glass surface and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
800 (2.2GHz) processor, 13MP rear camera with autofocus and an LED ring flash that shoots 4K video, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard memory, and a 2MP front-facing camera.
The rear camera has an 88-degree viewing angle and has BSI sensors for more clarity with low-light photography. It can shoot in 4K as we mentioned, but also in full HD at 60 FPS with 4x slow motion, and it can shoot full panorama pictures at 27MP. You can snap a photo right from the unlock screen, the software will auto detect the best type of picture to take in a given scenario and snap multiple photos, and there’s exposure controls, in-camera cropping capabilities, and more.
For connectivity, the Liquid S2 enjoys 4G LTE, 802.11ac/a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS+GLONASS, and NFC. Acer is implementing its own UX with the Android 4.2.2 operating system, Acer Float, which will enable easy multitasking by allowing users to keep multiple apps open in windows.
The Acer Liquid S2 doesn’t have a price yet, but it will be available by the end of October.