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CES 2015: Acer unveils Liquid Jade S phone

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At the Pepcom Digital Experience event preceding the CES 2015 expo in Las Vegas this week, Acer unveiled the latest in its Liquid Jade smartphone range – and this one is headed for South Africa.

Acer this week announced the Liquid Jade S, which brings additional speed and performance into the Liquid Jade smartphone series. It combines sleek looks, 4G LTE connectivity, true octa-core processing power with 64-bit architecture and an improved controllable voice-command camera.

The Liquid Jade S was unveiled on January 5 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, during Pepcom’s Digital Experience event which precedes the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES).

The Liquid Jade S premieres the latest 64-bits Octa-core processor from Mediatek (MT6752M), which makes it up to 2.5 times faster than traditional quadcore-powered smartphones currently on the market. Supporting 4G LTE (Cat. 4) ensures speedy connectivity to browse, stream and download almost anywhere in the world.

We are very pleased to be working with our close partner Acer on its new Liquid Jade S launch,” said said Jeffrey Ju, MediaTek senior vice president and general manager of wireless communication. “MediaTek technology is accelerating the global transition to LTE, and the MT6752M processor brings high-performance for the mass market. This chip, featuring eight 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs, will help Acer satisfy its customers’ demand for faster and more powerful Android 64-bit mobile operating systems.

Sporting a Mali T760 graphics chip, the Liquid Jade S also secures high quality visuals and seamless graphic performance, great for gaming as well as a smooth user-interface experience. Launching on Android 4.4 Jelly Bean, it is Android 5.0 Lollipop ready when available later in 2015.

Acer has confirmed that the phone will be available in South Africa during the first quarter of 2015, at a retail price of around R4200.

The phone features fully curved body with curved surface. it is 7.78mm slim and weighs only 116 grams, making it among the lightest 5-inch LTE smartphones on the market. It is also comfortable to hold and use with one hand, thanks to the securing grip provided by the HD-textured rear.

It also offers a 13MP rear camera with F1.8 aperture, and a front camera of 5 megapixels. The Liquid Jade S cameras are voice-actionable, and can be commanded with basic terms like “Cheese” to shoot or “Selfie” to switch from the rear to the front camera. The intuitive interface provides users total control over their cameras, from filters through exposure adjustment.

The Liquid Jade S comes with an optional hybrid microSD/dual nano-SIM. User have the flexibility to swap the microSD card for a second nano-SIM to stay connected to two worlds on one device,

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