Hardware manufacturer Acer is likely familiar to Android fans thanks to their tablet devices. Recently a new device appeared on GLBenchmark indicating Acer is planning to get into the smartphone market. Dubbed the V350, the device is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor running at 1.5GHz and has a 720p screen, although there is no indication what the screen size will be. Other details like the amount of memory is still unknown, but the unit submitted to GLBenchmark was running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Acer submitted another model earlier this week, the V360, but the V350 appears to be the higher end unit, projected to end up somewhere in the mid to upper-tier of the market.
The V430 is the newest Android smartphone from ViewSonic, the maker’s of the ViewPad 4 and V350 handset devices we told you about earlier this year. These previous offerings gave users a decent phone with a nice appearance and good overall performance for the time, but the new V430 doesn’t seem to offer many upgrades.
It’s powered by a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, will run on the same old Android 2.2, have 512MB of Ram, a 5-megapixel rear camera and VGA front cam. The one true upgrade to speak of is its larger 4.3-inch display, making it the largest available from ViewSonic on their smartphones. The price and other launch details are not yet known, but the V430 may serve as an attractive option if kept in the low to mid range as it is expected to be. That is, if you, unlike me, can overlook purchasing a new device stuck in Froyo.