I was just moaning about LG firing out press releases days before IFA opens its doors, and here Taiwanese manufacturer Acer has done, well, exactly the same thing.
To be fair, the Acer Liquid S2 actually sounds pretty impressive, certainly more so than the middle-of-the-road Liquid S1.
Like the LG G Pad 8.3, the Acer Liquid S2 will make its formal debut at IFA later this week, and in the meantime we’re getting the lowdown in glorious black and white.
The headline claim is that the Acer Liquid S2 is the world’s first smartphone to offer 4K video recording, possibly stealing the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s thunder (it launching on September 4). Indeed, the same feature is tipped for the Sony Xperia i1, too.
There are also some fancy Acer Liquid S2 camera features (it’s 13MP on the rear, incidentally), including Quick First Shot (take a picture straight from the lock screen), Smart Best Shot (takes multiple shots for best selection), and Favourite Mode (up to five different profiles with cutomised effects).
Other key Acer Liquid S2 specs include a full HD 6in IPS display (368 PPI), LTE compatibility, 2MP front shooter capable of 1080p video capture, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage (with support for up to 128GB microSD), Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.2), and a meaty 3,300mAh battery.
Sounds pretty good to us. Expect more Acer Liquid S2-flavoured juice later this week, though we're already told to expect an October release. Fancy it?