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Acer announces 6-inch smartphone with 4K video recording

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The 6-inch Acer Liquid S2 can record 4K-resolution video.

When it comes to HD, 4K is all the rage. Whether it's a 20-inch tablet, TVs or a gyro-stabilized cinema system, companies are finding ways to raise the bar on high-definition imaging and video. 

Now, Acer is upping its game with a 6-inch smartphone that can record 4K video. The Liquid S2 has a ring flash around its 13-megapixel, f2.2 camera and has room for a 128GB memory card — very handy if you are recording a lot of 4K-resolution video. 

From Acer:

This high-performance and ultra-multimedia smartphone is Acer’s first smartphone with 4K Ultra HD recording capability. Built with a 6-inch full HD screen with IPS technology, extremely fast connectivity including 4G LTE and the new Wi-Fi 802.11 ac standard, it is also the world’s first smartphone with dual speakers powered by Dolby® Digital Plus™ for a stunning sound experience.

[...]The Liquid S2 comes loaded with several camera enhancements including BSI Sensors and LED Ring Flash for sharper pictures, even in low light environments; “Favorite” Mode which lets users create up to five profiles with customized effects, flash, capture modes and scenes; and Exposure Control with one finger focus and exposure adjustment for clear and bright shots. 

Running Android 4.2.2, Acer's Liquid S2 smartphone is expected to be commercially available in late October. It will come in black or red, and pricing and distribution information has yet to be announced. 

Comments

Total comments: 14
ronyroos
By ronyroos (11 months ago)

Wondering the result of LED ring flash, anyone can share on gallery?..:)

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Petrogel
By Petrogel (11 months ago)

6 inch smartphone ? What happened to the 40 inch tablet ?

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LucidStrike
By LucidStrike (11 months ago)

With a cell phone pushing 4K, there's clearly no good reason for manufactures not to soon release 4K-capable DSLR's and DSLM's. That said, I have no interest in 4K. I just want 10-bit 4:2:2 1080p.

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springsnow
By springsnow (11 months ago)

Can the phone even play back the recorded 4k video?

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (11 months ago)

If so, it would be compressed down to 1080p for the display

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Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (11 months ago)

I watch 4K clips on my 30" 2560x1600 monitor all the time downsized to fit the screen.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/9677022544_0dffcc8220_o.jpg

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Photato
By Photato (11 months ago)

Talk about over the top specs. lol
The ring flash sounds interesting though.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (11 months ago)

I am sure that 6" screen REALLY shows off the 4K difference!

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Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (11 months ago)

It also shoots 1080p60 and that is a first in a smartphone. It should also look good on that 6" 1920x1080 display.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (11 months ago)

"It also shoots 1080p60 and that is a first in a smartphone. It should also look good on that 6" 1920x1080 display."

The LG G2 is also 1080p60-capable. The soon-to-be-announced Honami may also be.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (11 months ago)

I hope people understood that was tongue in cheek.

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (11 months ago)

If a company makes a 4K video phone and no one even knows about it does it really matter?

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (11 months ago)

Well, actually, many Android / phone geeks around the Web know about it...

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Petrogel
By Petrogel (11 months ago)

But there is NOT even one phone, (till now) that can play 4k, pointless specs for marketing reasons !!!

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