Acer and Intel announce the Atom-powered Liquid C1

31 January, 2013

At an event in Thailand, Intel and Acer presented a new Android smartphone. The Acer Liquid C1 makes use of the latest mobile Intel Atom Z2420 chipset, which was only recently announced - back at CES earlier this month actually.

The Acer Liquid C1 is not a high-end model but it's still decently equipped. At the front there's a 4.3-inch IPS screen of qHD resolution (960x540 pixels). On the back there is an 8MP auto focus camera.

The Intel Atom Z2420m chipset (codenamed Lexington) has a main x86 processor, running at 1.2GHz. It's a single-core CPU with support for Hyper-Threading. It's meant to deliver reasonable performance at a tempting price point - great for emerging smartphone markets.

The chipset supports hardware-accelerated 1080p encoding and decoding plus it enables the Liquid C1 camera to snap 5 still images in a second.

The Intel-powered Acer Liquid C1

Unfortunately, the smartphone comes with only Android ICS preinstalled. There is no word on plans for future updates to more recent versions of Android, but we haven't seen a proper press release from Acer either, so there's still hope.

The Acer Liquid C1 should launch this February - initially in Thailand, and later on in other South Asian countries. It will be priced around 9,990 baht, which makes for around USD$335.

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