Acer’s Liquid S2 is the world’s first smartphone capable of 4K recording

Jordan O'Brien
September 2, 2013

We’ve had rumours of a smartphone with 4K recording capability coming, but we never expected Acer to be the first to announce one — with today’s announcement of the Liquid S2.

The Liquid S2 is the follow-up to the Liquid S1, which may sound weird due to the Liquid S1 only being a few months old, but offers many different enhancements over the S1.

One of the most notable new features is the inclusion of 4K recording capability, which is apparently big deal — given it’s a resolution much higher than full HD. It will also have a screen that is slightly larger than the S1, with a 6-inch full HD IPS display.

It’s not all about the video record capabilities though, with the Liquid S2 offering a lot more, such as a super speedy quad-core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.2GHz.

Acer has also managed to pack in 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE, a 13-megapixel rear facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper capable of recording 1080p video and a 3,300 mAh battery.

This is a lot of firsts for Acer, with the Liquid S2 being the company’s first smartphone to use a Snapdragon 800 processor, as well as the first to have 4G LTE connectivity.

Availability has been announced for Europe for the end of October, but specific dates and pricing will be announced at a later stage.

What Mobile will be going hands-on with the Liquid S2 later this month at IFA 2013, so stay tuned.

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