Acer announces 6 new Liquid phones running either Android or Windows

Acer wants to make sure that it offers a smartphone for every customers’ needs, and so it unveiled six new phones today at IFA. Four of them run Android 5.1, while the other two run Windows 10.

Here are all the specs we know, as well as the pricing and availability of the new Liquid phones.

Acer Liquid Z630 and Liquid Z630S

These Android 5.1 phones are all about size and power. Both feature 5.5-inch displays and 4,000mAh batteries. The Liquid Z630 is powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT 6735 processor and 2GB of RAM. It also comes with 16GB of internal storage. The Liquid Z630S features an unnamed octa-core processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

An 8-megapixel camera is at the rear, but selfie-lovers will appreciate the same 8-megapixel lens at the front of the device.

The Liquid Z630 and Z630S are compatible with Cat4 LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

A key feature is the Float Apps option, which allows you to float smaller versions of select apps on the home screen for multitasking. AcerEXTEND connects the phone wirelessly to a laptop or PC, so that you can easily view the phone’s home screen through an emulator.

The Liquid Z630 will be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in September with prices starting at €200.

Acer Liquid Z530 and Liquid Z530S

These Android 5.1 phones could be the perfect selfie phones, Acer says. The 8-megapixel front-facing camera sports a 84-degree wide-angle lens. Food lovers will enjoy the Gourmet Mode, which automatically adjusts the color temperature and style for pictures of dishes. The Touch to Capture feature will make it easier to capture photos quickly, and Smile Shutter takes pictures of smiles as they happen.

Both phones have 5-inch displays. The Liquid Z530 is powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, 1GB or 2GB of RAM, and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. The Liquid Z530S gets an unnamed octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage.

The Liquid Z530 and Z530S are compatible with Cat4 LTE, and include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 EDR.

The Liquid Z530 will be available in the same markets as the other two new Acer Android phones in October with prices starting at €150.

Acer Liquid Z330 and Liquid M330

The Liquid Z330 and Liquid M330 are budget models. The Z330 runs Android 5.1, while the M330 features Windows 10. Each phone has a 4.5-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The phones are compatible with Cat4 LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 EDR.

The Liquid Z330 will be available in select markets this October, with prices starting at €130. The Liquid M330 will be available later this year in the same areas with prices starting at €130.

Acer Liquid Z320 and Liquid M320

These phones are intended for the first-time smartphone buyer. The Liquid Z320 runs Android 5.1, while the Liquid M320 features Windows 10. Both sport a 4.5-inch display, a Qualcomm MSM 8209 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Liquid Z320 and Liquid M320 are compatible with 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 EDR.

Pricing and availability for the Z320 and M320 weren’t specified in the press release.

All models include Acer software

All models include new features like DTS Studio Sound for music and movies and Acer BluelightShield, which controls users’ exposure to blue light from the screen. Blue light is said to disrupt sleep patterns, so Acer’s new phones could theoretically protect you from sleepless nights.

Acer QuickMode allows you to customize the interface based on how advanced the user is. Standard Mode is for those who are very familiar with smartphones, and Easy Mode is for those who are learning. There is also a Basic Mode, which is perfect for kids, as it includes a range of protective options.

The new Liquid phones also include independent adjustments for exposure and focus to improve the brightness in photos. There is a Bright Magic option, which adjusts the lighting to make perfect selfies, too.

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