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Acer unveils the new Liquid Jade 2 for the mid-range market

Better screen, more powerful processor, more RAM and better camera with 4K video recording
cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Feb 25, 2016 )    |    Mobile


At Mobile World Congress 2016, Acer outs a new affordable handset that could go on par with the big players in the mobile scene. The Liquid Jade 2 is the second generation device in the series and is made to make a significant entry into the mid-range market. Acer haven’t updated the series in the long time but the new handset proves that there is a perfect time for such a device with a better looking screen and much needed internal upgrades over the original Liquid Jade for almost two years ago.

The new Acer Liquid Jade 2 features a large 5.5-inch display with full-HD 1080p resolution of AMOLED type so you’ll get the best visual experience with full color support of NTSC color spectrum. For the screen protection, there’s the beautifully fitted 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 layer to keep those light scratches from damaging the phone’s screen. Processing power of the new handset is provided by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with hexacore processor, 3 GB of RAM and a more roomy 32 GB of built-in storage.

There’s also a microSD card support of up to 200 GB. Acer also claims that users can go as much as 1 TB of storage for the Liquid Jade 2 but there’s a catch, data will be stored through the Cloud and with its Cat.6 LTE connectivity, Acer is most certain that it should be fast enough to retrieve user data from the cloud to the phone. However, many experts and even typical users believe that the technology is far from perfect and that local storage is still the key option for storing data, so yes, if you pop-in a fresh 200 GB microSD card unto the new Liquid Jade 2, it’s pretty enough for your multimedia needs at most.

For people you loves taking photos from their phones, the Acer Liquid Jade 2 can accommodate such needs with its 21 Megapixel main camera with Dual LED flash and with Autofocus feature. It can record 4K videos at 30 fps. The front camera is of an 8 Megapixel sensor which should be enough for Selfie and high-resolution video calls.

With smartphone, multimedia is not an option but a necessity, and to bring a good playback support for handsets, Acer incorporates DTS Headphone:X sound enhancements with support for uncompressed audio for seamless quality playback. There’s also support for DTS Play-Fi technology that steams audio from the phone to a compatible Play-Fi enable speakers. Mix this audio supported features with its large screen and you’ll get your own mobile entertainment hub of your own.

Apart from 4G/LTE support, the handset also supports legacy wireless connectivity such as 3G/HSPA+ and 2G/GSM wireless connection in Dual-SIM. Other standard connectivity features includes high-speed Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band with MIMO support plus Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support and USB Type-C connection which is also becoming a popular feature on new handsets and other devices.

Acer has kept its info on pricing and availability for now but as the company suggests, the device will be available soon and we hope it will be as soon as possible like in a month or so.