Acer has launched three Android smartphones at IFA—the Iconia Talk S, the Liquid Z6, and the Liquid Z6 Plus. All of them are more budget-oriented, but they're quite different from each other.
Iconia Talk S.
The Iconia Talk S features a massive 7-inch IPS display, but has a very low 720p resolution. It's equipped with an unnamed quad-core processor, 4G LTE and dual-SIM capabilities, a 13MP rear camera, and a microSD slot with support for up to 128GB (officially). It will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will come pre-installed with the Microsoft Office Suite. It also seems like Pocket will come on the device, which is interesting. I can't imagine talking on the phone with one of these, but who talks on the phone these days, anyway?
The Liquid Z6 has a 5-inch 1080p IPS display with 2.5D curved glass, a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 2MP front-facing camera, and an 8MP rear-facing camera. No microSD slot is mentioned, but with just 8GB of storage, there had better be one. And 1GB of RAM? Come on, Acer.
Liquid Z6 Plus.
The Liquid Z6 Plus is the upgraded version of the standard Z6. It packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 2.5D glass, a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP rear-facing camera. It's also got a fingerprint scanner up front and a metal body. This variant seems like quite a solid device.
These devices will all be available later this year in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Asia). The Iconia Talk S will launch in September and cost €169, the Liquid Z6 in November at €119, and the Liquid Z6 Plus in December at €249.
Acer Launches Intuitive and Compact Android Devices at IFA 2016
New Iconia Talk S phablet and Liquid Z6 series smartphones integrate personal and professional lives on the go
- Acer Iconia Talk S (A1-734): Quad-core processor; Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow operating system; wide-viewing-angle 1280 x 720 HD display; 13MP camera; Iconia Suite with easy and intuitive access to smart functions; up to 128GB micro SD
- Liquid Z6: Quad-core MT6737 processor; 2.5D curved IPS display; 8MP main camera with auto-focus; 2MP front-facing camera; 1GB RAM; 8GB ROM
- Liquid Z6 Plus: Octa-core MT6753 processor; durable 2.5D glass 5.5-inch Full HD display; 4080mAh battery; 13MP main camera; 5MP front-facing camera; 3GB RAM; 32GB ROM; fingerprint sensor, metal back cover
Acer today unveiled a new range of stylish, compact and affordable Android mobile devices that strike a balance between personal and work life, whether connecting at home, the office or on the move. The Iconia Talk S doubles as a 4G LTE tablet and phone, providing flexibility with communication needs, while the new Liquid Z6 series provides an excellent entertainment experience with a high-definition IPS1 panel and an elegant 2.5D curved glass display.
Acer Iconia Talk S
Perfect for business professionals, frequent travelers and cost-conscious consumers, the Acer Iconia Talk S is a 4G LTE tablet and phone in one. Its dual-SIM design supports two accounts (phone numbers) and offers extremely accurate and clear voice calls as well as fast text communication.
Courtesy of a quad-core processor, the new Iconia Talk S is powerful and responsive. It also features Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which delivers a superb user experience with tight security. Intelligent power management provides ample battery life of up to 9 hours for enjoying videos, gaming and web browsing all day.
Acer Iconia Talk S boasts an impressive 1280 x 720 HD display and an anti-slip finish that enables a firmer, more secure grip to help avoid accidental drops. The 13MP camera captures crystal clear images in vivid detail for uncompromised sharing of precious moments with friends and family.
Fully integrated with Acer’s Iconia Suite apps, which include EZ Snap, EZ WakeUp and EZ Utilities, the Iconia Talk S offers easy and intuitive access to smart functions, while the pre-installed Microsoft Office Suite and official Google Mobile Services enable the device to be leveraged for both business and pleasure.
Acer Liquid Z6 Series
Liquid Z6 series smartphones are designed for those desiring a full-featured and intuitive device for staying productive on the go. Both devices sport minimalist designs and elegant 2.5D curved glass. For added sophistication, the Liquid Z6 Plus offers an ultra-premium metal back casing. Much like the Iconia Talk S, the two Liquid Z6 series smartphones feature Android 6.0, are easy to customize and come with dual cameras for capturing high-quality images and videos anywhere.
The Liquid Z6 and Z6 Plus are as functional as they are slim and compact, and come with 5-inch and 5.5-inch Full HD IPS displays respectively. The mid-range Liquid Z6 touts an 8MP main camera and the high-end Liquid Z6 Plus boasts 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras to capture exciting moments in sharp detail.
The Liquid Z6 features a powerful quad-core processor, while the Liquid Z6 Plus enables even higher speeds with an octa-core processor. The Liquid Z6 Plus also provides biometric authentication with a fingerprint sensor for secure and convenient access.
Price and Availability
The Iconia Talk S will be available in EMEA in September with prices starting at €169.
The Liquid Z6 will be available in EMEA in November with prices starting at €119.
The Liquid Z6 Plus will be available in EMEA in December with prices starting at €249.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.
The new devices were unveiled today at the next@acer press event at IFA in Germany, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for families, students and professionals. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.