Acer has launched an Android-powered high-end phablet at the Computex trade show in Thailand. The Liquid X1 comes with an interesting camera specification. After the photo-centric Vivo Xshot it is the second device this year to offer a fast F1.8 maximum aperture in combination with a 13MP sensor. Acer also claims the X1 is capable of acquiring focus in only 0.3 seconds. As no detail has been given on the size of the CMOS imaging sensor we have to assume it is a standard 1/3-inch unit.  

With its 5.7-inch Zero Air Gap screen the Liquid X1 falls flatly into the phablet category but the 720p resolution is lower than we would expect for a device with otherwise all around top-end specs. Under the hood the new model features an octa-core 1.7GHz processor and a quad-core GPU, 2GB of RAM and Category 4 LTE with a theoretical maximum download speed of 150Mbps. 

The Liquid X1 also offers the Zoom Fit and AcerRAPID features. Zoom Fit shrinks the user interface to 4-inches to enable easier one-hand operation. The AcerRAPID button on the back of the device allows you to quickly open the camera, answer phone calls or launch an app. No information has been released yet but the Acer Liquid X1 should be available in select markets from Q3 this year. 

Key Specifications:

  • 5.7-inch 720p IPS display
  • 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592  processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory, microSD-support up to 32GB
  • Android 4.4 
  • 13MP CMOS sensor
  • F1.8 aperture
  • 1080p video
  • 2MP front-camera
  • 2700 mAh battery