Acer Liquid S2: A 6-inch phablet that records 4K video


September 2, 2013

The Acer Liquid S2 will probably be just the first phablet announced this week that has 4K video recording

The Acer Liquid S2 will probably be just the first phablet announced this week that has 4K video recording

Did you spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on a 4K TV, only to find yourself wondering why your smartphone couldn't record video that takes full advantage of all those pixels? No? Well, in case you ever do travel down that road, Acer just announced a smartphone that can help you out. It's called the Liquid S2, and 4K video recording is the biggest trick it has up its sleeve.

Acer is billing the Liquid S2 as the first smartphone with 4K video recording, and it technically is ... as of right now. But with IFA 2013 set to kick off on Wednesday it might end up being merely the first smartphone announced this week that has 4K video recording. Signs are pointing to Samsung's impending Galaxy Note 3 sporting the feature as well. We'll hear all about that in due time.

Apart from helping you to fulfill your dreams of shooting cat videos in Ultra High definition, the Acer Liquid S2's killer feature is probably its display. Like most high-end smartphones and phablets from 2013, it has a 1080p (1920 x 1080) display. Here that Full HD resolution is spread out over six inches (yep, it's definitely a phablet), which measures out to a very healthy 367 pixels per inch. As with the Optimus G Pro and the expected Note 3, sharpness shouldn't be an issue with this humongo-phone.

Other specs include a zippy Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel shooter for stills, and 16 GB of internal storage. The S2 also supports LTE, runs Android 4.2.2, and sports an ample 3,300 mAh battery.

The Liquid S2's announcement comes just several months after the launch of the Liquid S1. Like its predecessor, we wouldn't bet on the S2 ever hitting store shelves in the US. We're probably looking at primarily a European release, and it launches there in late October. As of now, pricing is a mystery.

You can find out more about the Liquid S2, as well as some other IFA 2013 announcements from Acer, at the source link below.

Source: Acer, via Engadget

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4k video with a crap lens... more blurry pixels for your enjoyment. :)

Seems like a silly feature to add, but you're writing about it... so they get points for that.

Here's to clogging up the network traffic with 4k youTube videos!

Keith Kritselis

The only advantage I see for 4k video devices is it will bring 60 or even 120 fps 1080p into the realm or affordability.

Downsampling 120 fps to 30 with the right kind of software can make for some amazing low noise noise video in low light


I am feeling awesome when I bought Acer Liquid and it is great.

Shumaiya Ahmed
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