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Acer announces 5-inch Liquid Jade Z, coming this month

by Brandon Russell | March 1, 2015March 1, 2015 1:00 am EST

Acer introduced a brand new 5-inch Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress, known as Liquid Jade Z, that’s set to come out later this month. It might not immediately seem like something to take notice of, but it sports a few neat features worth mentioning.

Specs include a 5-inch HD IPS display, a Mediatek 64-bit quad-core processor, LTE support, a 13-megapixel camera (F1.8), 1GB of RAM, 2300mAh battery, dual nano-SIM, and speakers with DTS Studio Sound. It sports Android KitKat out of the box, though Acer says buyers should expect an upgrade to Lollipop by Q2; vague, but it shouldn’t be that long until an update drops.

The device looks pretty slick, though it’s not overly impressive. Still, it does feature a neat Read Mode, which promises to protect a user’s eyes “by eliminating the blue-light emissions from the image processing engine,” Acer said. There are also some camera-specific features, including Bright Magic Selfie, exposure control and Dual Shot.

You’ll be able to pick up the Liquid Jade Z this month from select retailers around Europe for €199.

Brandon Russell

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