OnePlus, Xiaomi, ASUS, Alcatel, Motorola, Microsoft are just a few of the smartphone OEMs (among many others) that strategically selling lower-cost off-contract smartphones. Acer has been doing it for a few years now and on Thursday announced two new devices that cost no more than $250. In fact, the starting price for one is just $129.
The Liquid Z410 (pictured above) is equipped with a 4.5-inch display, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.3GHZ 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-SIM support, Android 4.4 KitKat (the only real bummer here) and a unique “AcerRAPID” key for launching frequently used apps.
The more premium, but still affordable, Liquid Jade Z (pictured below) sports a 5-inch IPS display, a 13-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, a 1.5GHz 64-bit quad-core processor and a 2,300mAh battery.
The entry-level Liquid Z410 will ship in September with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage for $129, though a separate configuration with twice the RAM and storage is priced at $149. The Liquid Jade Z is priced at $229 with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, or $249 for 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM.