At IFA 2015, Acer has announced several new smartphones to be released this fall all along the pricing spectrum, including four devices powered by Android 5.1. Acer says all of their new smartphones will feature a new technology called Acer BluelightShield which is designed to limit users’ exposure to blue light from their screens. All of the devices will also get DTS Studio Sound and their camera app will provide independent exposure and focus adjustments. Acer is also including three different layout options for their user interface, including a Basic Mode designed for kids. To further protect children, Acer is also offering a Kids Center protected environment.
The top of the line phone being released by Acer is the Acer Liquid Z630. The Z630 gets a quad-core 1.3GHz processor with 2GB of RAM to help drive a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display. Acer has packed in a whopping 4000 mAh battery in the Z630. Both front- and rear-facing cameras will be 8MP units and the front lens will be capable of recording 1080p video. A Liquid Z630S version will also be offered with an octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The Z630 pricing will start at €199 ($224 USD).
The mid-tier of the model line is the Acer Liquid Z530, powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek processor and 1 or 2 GB of RAM. The Z530 gets a 5-inch HD IPS screen and an 8MP front facing camera for selfies. For consumers interested in stepping things up a bit, Acer plans to offer a Liquid Z530S variant that will get an octa-core processor upgrade, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage. Pricing for the Z530 will start at €149 ($167 USD).
The final two devices fall in the budget tier. The Liquid Z330 is a 4.5-inch display unit that comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage powered by a Snapdragon 210 processor. Acer equipped the Z330 with 5MP cameras front and back. The Liquid Z320 gets a Qualcomm 8209 processor, a 4.5-inch screen and 1 GB of RAM along with only a 2MP front-facing camera. Unlike the other smartphones which are all 4G LTE compatible, the Z320 will only support 3G service. Both the Z330 and Z320 will be priced at €129 ($145 USD).
All of the new Acer phones will be available in EMEA starting in September for the Z630, in October for the Z530 and Z330, and later this year for the Z320. You can read the full press release from Acer below.
Acer Reveals New Range of Android and Windows Smartphones at IFA