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Acer unveils new Liquid Z220 and Liquid Z520 smartphones

by Todd Haselton | March 1, 2015March 1, 2015 3:00 am EST

Acer on Sunday unveiled two new smartphones during the Mobile World Congress 2015 trade show in Barcelona. No, they’re not quite the flagships that we’re seeing from Acer’s competitors, but they’re a couple of new options that will cater to different markets.

The Liquid Z220 is legitimately described by Acer as a phone that might serve best as a secondary device. “Designed for users of all age looking to purchase a secondary, vacation or party device,” the company said about its new phone, which isn’t typical. The specs are relatively low-end, however, and include a 4-inch WVGA display with 233ppi, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, a 5-megpaixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. It also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Liquid Z520 offers a few bumps in specs, including a “touch-less selfie experience” thanks to a voice-activated camera, the firm explained. You’ll find an 8-megapixel shooter on this phone, marking a slight upgrade, in addition to DTS Studio Sound speakers, which the firm promises offer “astonishing stereo sound.” We’ll see if that claim holds up.

Expect the Z220 to hit Europe in March for €89, or about $99. The Z50 is set to retail for €109, or about $122.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...