Acer revealed several new products at Computex 2013. The Acer Liquid S1 is a smartphone and tablet combo otherwise known as a “phablet.” The Acer Liquid S1 has a 5.7-inch display with an HD 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
The Acer Liquid S1 is also powered with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating systemm and has a quad-core Mediatek processor with 1GB of RAM.
The Acer Liquid S1 will come with AcerCloud Docs so that files with different formats can be viewed and edited from the smartphone.
On top of the Acer Liquid S1’s operating system is a “Float User Interface.” This UI is used for pulling up a Float Apps shortcut, which shows app icons on a transparent screen floating on top of any app that is open. There is a Float Caller notification that shows a mini-window so that users can quickly take a call, dismiss it, or send a text message in response quickly.
The Acer Liquid S1 has a front-facing camera with an 88-degree wide viewing angle, 24mm lens, and button-less shooting. Just by saying “cheese,” the camera will take a picture.
There is Studio Sound with DTS technology, live sharing using Acer’s two-way Live Screen app, HD streaming, and video/photo display playback. The Acer Liquid S1 has 8GB of internal storage and a 32GB microSD card slot for expansion.
You can buy the Acer Liquid S1 in the U.K., Germany, Ukraine, Russia, and the Netherlands for 329 euros (around $430)