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Acer to launch Liquid S2 phablet with 4K video at IFA 2013

Acer will be unveiling its latest smartphone, the Liquid S2 at IFA 2013 this week; a 6-inch 4G ready phablet that the company says has four times the resolution of full HD.

The feature that Acer seems most excited about is the device's 13-megapixel camera, which offers BSI sensors, an LED ring flash, exposure adjustment and panoramic image capture.

The camera will also be able to catch 4K ultra HD video recording thanks to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor. You will have to own a 4K or equivalent TV to appreciate the ultra HD recording however - at 368 ppi, the S2's screen isn't even clear enough to display the full quality of the video.

At the smaller, yet still highly impressive full HD 1080p recording mode, users will be able to film at 60 frames per second, allowing up to four times slow motion to be added to the video.

The device also boasts two stereo speakers powered with Dolby Digital Plus and ultra resistant curved Gorilla Glass 3.0.

On the software side, users will also be able to have a number of app windows open at once to take full advantage of the large screen thanks to Acer's 'Float User Interface', an addition to the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS the phone runs on.

The S2 is 8.99mm thick and comes with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM as standard. It will be available in red or black and is expected to ship in October. Pricing has not yet been announced.

Head over to ITProPortal's live coverage of IFA 2013 to keep up with all the latest developments and announcements from the conference.