Following the footsteps of other phone makers, Acer has also announced the launch of its first Android phablet globally. Dubbed as Acer Liquid S1, the phablet sports 5.7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display (1280×720 pixel resolution) with 258 pixels per inch density. As per the company, the phablet is priced at USD $425 (approx. INR Rs.25,831) and it will come in single SIM as well as dual-SIM version also.

Acer Liquid S1

Acer Liquid S1 apparently runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS supported by 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. It packs 8GB of internal memory which can be further expanded by up to 32GB via microSD card. It is powered by 2,400 mAh battery.

Acer Liquid S1

To fulfill your imaging needs, it has an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash that can record full high definition videos (1080p) at 30 frames per second and a front-facing camera for video calls. The camera also comes with a ‘wide front shot’ feature that uses the front camera for better wide-angle photos and video conferencing. Voice shot allows hands-free photo-taking just by saying ‘cheese’ and smile shot detects smiling faces and automatically takes pictures.

For connectivity, Acer Liquid S1 features Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and A-GPS.

At this price and with these kinds of features and specifications, Acer Liquid S1 will compete with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Mega range of devices.