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Acer announces its first Phablet, the Liquid S1

Computex saw the launch of another phablet, the Acer Liquid S1. The Taiwanese company has joined the growing number of smartphone manufacturers that saw it fit to add a device with a display with diagonal size closer to 150mm (5.5in) to their portfolios.

The Acer Liquid S1 comes with an unknown quad-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz (possibly a Mediatek MTK model), a 5.7in 1,280 x 720 pixel display, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, a microSD card slot, a 2,400mAh battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera with full HD video recording.

It's worth noting that the rear camera has a 28mm lens while the front facing model has a 24mm one that covers a much wider viewing angle.

As expected, the Liquid S1 comes with a free AcerCloud account which allows users to save their documents and files straight to the cloud (via AcerCloud Docs and AcerCloud Remote Files).

The device will be available in the UK in the third quarter of the year (from July onwards) for less than £300 which will make it quite competitive against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (which comes with a nifty little stylus).

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