Acer is finally bringing a smartphone to the U.S., and the company’s first entry is a real doozy. The Liquid X2 boasts flagship specs and a few extra tricks for what is expected to be an extremely competitive price.
It comes equipped a 5.5-inch display, a massive 4000mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 64-bit octa-core processor and a trio of SIM card slots. That all adds up to a powerful phablet that should serve you well, especially if you’re on the road a lot and traveling between countries.
Acer says the Liquid X2 will arrive in Asia first, starting in August. The company told TechnoBuffalo it hopes to eventually get the price down below $200 off-contract, though it could cost a bit more at first. Unfortunately, the U.S. version won’t be quite as budget-friendly, and we still don’t know when the device will actually arrive in America.
The new phone also comes packed with plenty of Acer’s own software, designed to improve on Android and also interact with the rest of the company’s products. That includes a set of customizable digital switches, which show up through cutouts in the Liquid X2’s official cover case. You can use these switches to quickly turn on the camera, launch different apps or even play a small game without opening up the case.
Acer also took the opportunity to announce that its M220, which launched earlier this year, will be heading to the U.S. as well. The Windows Phone 8.1 device should arrive in America by June, and Acer says it will get Windows 10 as soon as Microsoft releases the new software this summer. Take a peak at the Liquid X2 in the gallery above, and we’ve included a few images of the M220 to joggle your memory below.