Acer announces new Android phone with 4.8″ screen, 1024×480 resolution

According to a press release straight from Acer, the company has a new Android device coming out, and it’s loaded with display goodness. How does a 4.8″, 1024×480 resolution screen sound? Pretty sweet? Yea, we think so, too. The specs on this bad boy include:

  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 8 MP rear camera (with LED flash)
  • 720p video recording
  • six-axis Gyroscope + accelerometer package
  • LED edge lighting
  • 21:9 aspect ratio
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 802.11n WiFi
  • HSDPA support
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • HDMI output

Looks like Acer is hopping onto the slightly-larger-than-a-standard-phone train, and the specs are impressive. Be sure to hit the break for the full presser and photo gallery, and let us know what you think in the comments.

Acer next generation smartphone

100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet:

New York, November 23rd 2010 – The new Acer smartphone with the soul of a tablet perfectly combines the capabilities of a smartphone with a tablet-like format: a huge 4.8″ widescreen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a super cool chassis.

Its revolutionary design , characterized by a stretched out, thin and slightly curved shape, makes it a fascinating device that will not go unnoticed. Its full metal body, enriched by subtle wavy patterns, conveys a sense of timeless elegance. What’s more, it offers a perfect fit in your hand thanks to its smoothly curved back and minimal width (64mm).
The front is entirely dominated by the extraordinary, multi-touch, high resolution 4.8″ screen, with 4 keys: Home, Search, Back, and Menu. While on the back there is an 8MP camera, complete with LED Flash.

This truly innovative device is perfect for fashion addicts or tech savvy people looking for the latest and cutting edge technology available ensuring superior browsing and excellent multimedia entertainment.

This latest Android smartphone is extremely powerful, guaranteeing long-lasting fun. It will also be able to wirelessly control all the multimedia content of your home environment, thanks to the integrated media sharing system.

• No limit in assessing any web sites with the same user experience as using a traditional PC, so web sites don’t need to be resized and adjusted, thanks to its exceptional resolution of 1024×480 and a very large 4.8″ screen (12.2cm diagonal), there is no need to zoom in on web pages, or to scroll left & right. The only thing you need to do is scroll up & down, just like on your PC.
• Fast and fully featured, the Android browser offers: multi-touch, Java script optimization, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, and multiple page opening.
• Ultra-fast high-speed connectivity via HSDPA @ 14.4 and WiFi N for data connection.
• Bluetooth 3.0

On the 21:9 screen you can watch a movie in its original format, for an engrossing cinema-like experience. What’s more the LED backlit display uses the same technology as TV showing super bright and vivid images; to top it off, Dolby Mobile technology delivers vibrant, immersive sound. Not enough for you yet? Thanks to DLNA technology or the HDMI cable, you can connect it to your TV to view your content on an even bigger screen!

Inside the product beats the powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor, which, in addition to the large screen, turns this smartphone into a perfect game console. Together with 6-axis motion sensing (Gyroscope + accelerometer), this smartphone will exceed any gaming expectation.
Equipped with an 8MP camera and LED flash, and a 2MP front camera for high quality IP video calling.
With a screen resolution of 1024×480, more content can be displayed on screen, in all regular apps, such as, Contacts, Google Maps, Email, Instant Messaging conversations, etc.

100% Smartphone, 100% Tablet: a revolutionary experience for people who want it all!

  • ravidavi

    Wow nice. Now the $1m question: Which version of Android? And of course, when?

  • anon

    I applaud the large display, but question the choice of processor.

  • Kyle

    21:9 aspect ratio

    That should be good for reading two lines of text at a time.

    16:9 videos will have black bars on the sides? How tiny would 4:3 videos be?

  • Per-Erik Forssén

    Are there any news on the frame rate? Is it constant or variable?

  • Melvin

    Hopefully the battery will be impressive too, how about a 3000 mAh Lithium Poly.

    It would be terrible with a normal 1200 mAh battery, that would just last half a day.

  • arun tyagi

    what is its price
    what is the version
    when will it be available in indian market

  • dev

    what is the price of this acer android mobile. .. . . .. . its urgent. . . . . .

  • it is smart n sexy like me

  • it is 2in1 gedget… it is super smart fone and a mini tablet… I M LIKE IT

  • Prakhar

    what is price

  • ethelmac

    Just got one of these today.  Not familiar with it yet, however i notice the phone keeps switching itself off after a matter of seconds if it is not in use.  Why is this