Acer is definitely taking advantage of a little down time in the flow of news this weekend, and has decided to show off a couple of things the company plans to unveil this upcoming week at CES. Amongst a wide variety of other non-Google-related products, the company has announced a new budget Android smartphone with 4G LTE (which seems like it’s going to be an even more prevalent trend than ever at this year’s CES.) Yesterday, the company also announced a new 15.6-inch Chromebook that it claims is the first of its kind.

Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

The smartphone, dubbed the Liquid z410, is a lot like many other phones getting the spotlight this week. It’s going to sport 4G LTE connectivity, a 64-bit capable processor, and a quite affordable pricetag. Specifically, the phone is going to pack the MediaTek MT6732 system-on-a-chip with an ARM Mali-T760 GPU, a 5 MP back camera, a 2 MP front camera, a 4.5-inch QHD display, and a battery that will give you 5.5 hours of talk time. All of this comes in a package that’s starting at just €129, which is right around $150.

Keep an eye on 9to5Google and 9to5Mac this week as we get a chance to go hands-on with some of these products and others.

Ready to Boom: Acer Introduces the Liquid Z410 4G Smartphone

LAS VEGAS

Acer announces the Liquid Z410 smartphone, a small powerhouse: with LTE 4G connectivity, 64-bit superfast processors, excellent audio, great camera, and prolonged battery life ready to boom!

The Liquid Z410 will be on display at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! Event on Jan. 5th at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Heroic Speed and Power With the Liquid Z410, Acer makes speed and power available to all. Featuring an ultra-performant 64-bits quad-core processor, and supporting 4G LTE (Cat. 4) connectivity for fast browsing, streaming and downloading almost anywhere in the world, this smartphone enables fast task management and clear calls at all times. Thanks to its powerful Mali-760 graphic chip, the Liquid Z410 additionally promises high-quality visuals and a seamless graphic performance, securing a smooth user-interface experience. Because Acer knows a smartphone is your daily envoy, the Liquid Z410’s battery will last for up to 5.5 hours of talk-time, or 400 hours in standby. Positioned right under the camera and encircled by an elegant textile pattern, the AcerRAPID™ key allows users to access a rich set of customizable actions with one touch. Easily operated by either hand, AcerRAPID™ is designed to add speed, flexibility and personalization to the user experience. Furthermore, the Liquid Z410 comes with Acer QuickTouch enabling users to quickly control their phone with a simple one-finger gesture. Swiping a Z shape on the locked display launches the music player and swiping left or right commands previous and next songs, while a C shape opens the camera and a V shape enables dialer functions. The combination of AcerRAPID™ and QuickTouch empowers the Liquid Z410 to get things done faster than ever.

Multimedia Sidekick The 4.5-inch IPS qHD display(1) with 245 ppi definition ensures selfies taken with the 2MP 80° wide-angle front camera will appear crystal clear. The rear camera features a 5 MP Autofocus snapper and LED Flash. It is one of the major points Acer focused when developing the Liquid Z410: boasting a brand-new user interface, it enables quick settings and different modes for taking pictures. Furthermore, it comes with several pre-installed modes that make capturing memories easier than ever: Presentation mode optimizes note-taking by converting pictures of a sheet of paper or a screen into .jpg, .pdf or .ppt files; Dual Shot lets users make collages of simultaneous shots or videos from the front and rear cameras for Picture-in-Picture and Video-in-Video. Finally, the Liquid Z410’s camera is voice commanded, so that users can focus on their subjects rather than logistics: simply say “Cheese” for a photograph to be taken, or “Selfie” to switch to the front camera and shoot after a three-second countdown! To complete the multimedia experience, the Liquid Z410 also offers front-facing speaker DTS Studio Sound™, which secures astonishing sound and spacious wide-effect. DTS Studio Sound™ brings professional cinematic experiences to the Liquid Z410, with bigger sound-field, higher vocal clarity and lifelike, natural details.

Equally Beautiful Inside Beyond the exclusive camera features, the Liquid Z410 is compatible with the best technology enhancements brought by Acer. AcerEXTEND(2) will enable users to take full control of their smartphones via cable or wirelessly using their Windows-based PC, typing with their keyboard, using drag and drop and rich sharing – taking the multitasking experience to the next level. Acer QuickMode(2) offers different user needs: kids getting their hands on their first smartphone or elders in need for a big and bright screen with simple text on it.

Availability The Acer Liquid Z410 will be available in EMEA from end of February at a starting price of €129.

1 Specification may vary depending on region. 2 AcerEXTEND, Acer QuickMode are Acer Services available on a selection of Acer devices. Availability may be depending on SKU, countries, software version and resellers. Find more info at acer.com or contact your local Acer Service Center.

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