News by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 10, 2014.
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Acer has been pretty quiet on the smartphone front lately, but today the company released the new Liquid Jade S, an updated and better version of its Liquid Jade mid-range device that was launched way back in May.Even on close inspection, the handset looks completely the same as the earlier model, but the differences are skin deep here. That's because this device is a first for Acer, it is the Taiwanese company's first ever smartphone to rock a 64-bit processor. In this instance it is an eight core MediaTek MT6752M clocked at 1.5GHz, further proof that the Taiwanese silicon maker is continuing to make its presence felt in the smartphone world. The new Liquid Jade S will have other solid mid-range specs such as 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch IPS display with 720p resolution, dual SIM, DTS sound, 16GB of on board storage, a micro SD slot, and LTE connectivity. In terms of cameras there will be a 13 megapixel rear snapper, while the device is powered by a 2300 mAh juicer. The handset is running Android 4.4 KitKat, but I would think Acer will bump it to Lollipop eventually. The new Jade will be available in Acer's Taiwan homeland from December 18th and will be reasonably priced at $225. Acer devices usually find their way to other markets as up front purchases through retailers, but the company has not offered any details on what we can expect this new device in other regions.
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