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Photos : Acer 4.8-inch Android Super Smartphone

Acer has announced only minutes ago a new smartphone that has yet to be named; the device comes with a massive 4.8-inch screen with a rather peculiar 21:9 aspect ratio and a screen resolution of 1024x480 pixels.

In contrast, most other handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S or the HTC Desire HD have a 15:9 screen resolution (800x480 pixels) and Acer chose an LED Backlit display instead of a more traditional LCD display.

Acer touts the device as "100 per cent smartphone, 100 per cent tablet" and packs a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front camera for video calls.

As expected, it will run Android OS (no confirmation as to the version) and have an ARM-based Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz.

It will support Flash (meaning that at least Froyo in on the deck), come with 802.11n Wi-Fi, HD recording, HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA, a six-axis motion controller, and Dolby Mobile compatibility.

The phone is expected to be launched at the beginning of Q2 worldwide and come with an evolution of Acer's exising user interface.

At the end of October, Acer released another Android-based smartphone, the Liquid Metal which costs £299 and is several notches below the new Acer supermonster.