Ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013 taking place next month we’re already starting to hear about new phones coming to the market. Today we’re looking at the Acer Liquid E1, a new smartphone entering the Android universe and aimed at the mid-range of the market. This is a pleasing looking handset and very different from the earlier Acer Liquid phone that came out several years ago so read on for more details and specs.
The Acer Liquid E1 is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and totes a 4.5-inch qHD display with resolution of 960 x 540, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). There’s also a 5-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, FM radio and HSPA+ connectivity and a 1760 mAh battery for around 8 hours of talk time or standby time of up to 400 hours.
This Acer offering runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and features a microUSB port for charging and also data transfer to a PC. Dimensions of the Liquid E1 are 132mm x 68.5mm x 9.9mm and it weighs in at 130g. The Liquid E1 is likely to be available internationally although there are no firm details on regions, release dates or price yet.
Hopefully we’ll be hearing much more about this at MWC in Barcelona, running from February 25 to 28 and we’ll bring you more news as we hear it, along with tons of news on other new smartphones and tablets coming to the market. We’d like to hear your first impressions of the Acer Liquid E1? Does it sound like a mid-range phone suitable for your needs? Why not let us know by sending us your comments.