Acer announces Liquid E1 with 4.5-inch display and Android 4.1

Acer continues to expand its mid-range smartphone portfolio with the addition of the Liquid E1. The smartphone has a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Acer Liquid E1is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB of internal storage with microSD expansion options. It runs on Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) and has a 1,760 mAh battery.

Acer Liquid E1 comes with 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera. For connectivity, it supports 4G LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. This smartphone weighs 130 grams and measures 132 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm.

It comes pre-loaded with Acer's own DTS-ready video and music apps. There are no details available on pricing and availability as of now. For consumers who still like to listen to the radio on-the-go, there is an FM receiver as well.

Acer as a brand is still associated more with laptops and netbooks and quite rightly so as the company has launched only a handful of smartphones till date. The company had first introduced a smartphone dubbed Acer Liquid way back in 2010. It's a bit of a surprise that Acer is continuing to adopt the same naming series for the Liquid E1 when most companies are looking at offering something fresh.

With the Mobile World Congress (MWC) just a month away, it is likely that we may spot this device at the event along with some new contenders from Acer.

Acer Liquid E1 key specifications

  • 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 960x540 pixels
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 0.3-megapixel front camera
  • 4G LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1,760 mAh
  • Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 132 x 68.5 x 9.9mm
  • 130 grams

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