Mid-Range Acer Liquid E1 Debuts, Comes with Jelly Bean

Acer has unveiled the Liquid E1, which has decent specs for a mid-range handset. According to info from its China debut, the Liquid E1's specs boasts of a dual-core 1 GHz processor, Android 4.1 Jelly operating system, DTS digital audio support, a built-in FM radio, and a giant 4.5-inch display. The device's IPS display only offers a decent - but not high-end - 960 x 540 pixels (245 pixels per inch), which is nowhere near as sharp as the Galaxy S3 (306 ppi) or iPhone 5 (326 ppi). Thus, while its 5-MP camera can record 720p video, the E1 can't play the video natively because it doesn’t have a full-HD screen.

What Else You Need To Know

  • Acer has not provided details about pricing and availability of the device.
  • The E1 is expected to have its European debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at end of February.

Other sources

The Liquid E1 should provide a very good user experience, given that it comes with one of the latest and fastest versions of the OS. - Mircea Vasile, GSM Dome  
We'd be inclined to like it even more if the price was low enough, but Acer hasn't announced that just yet. - Nicole Lee, Engadget  
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