Acer to launch Liquid S2 in August 2013; features 5.98″ IPS Display and 2GB of RAM
You may remember the Acer Liquid S1 announced in June. The device was known for its design, huge display and powerful specs under the hood. Well, now it seems like the company is prepping its successor named Acer Liquid S2 ahead of the Holiday season. The device is codenamed Hemingway, if the alleged roadmap can be trusted, the Acer’s latest phablet will see the light soon.
The news comes while the rumors about the new Samsung Galaxy Note III is in the air, and yet to be seen that the Acer could attract a portion of Samsung’s phablet market. Spec-wise, the Acer Liquid S2 certainly looks to be a worthy rival.
The hardware under the hood if it is true, are powerful enough to rival high-end devices out there, including Galaxy Notes. According to the reports, the Acer Liquid S2 will be powered by an unnamed 2.3GHz quad-core processor (it could be Snapdragon 800) and 2GB RAM. The device will have 16GB of internal storage and for connectivity, there will be NFC, LTE and certainly other usual connectivity features. Fortunately, there is also hint on pricing, and that is not less than prices for a premium device, $790.
In terms of software, the roadmap suggests a “K OS”, that could be referring to Android 5.0 or Key Lima Pie. Anyway, we doubt that the Acer phablet will run on Android 5.0 right out of the box, considering the Samsung’s Phablet Note III is confirmed to run on Android 4.3 when it is launched.