Acer Liquid S2 launched as the world’s first 4K video recording smartphone
Amongst the manufacturers rumoured to be on the cusp of unveiling smartphones with super sharp 4K video recording capabilities are Sony and Samsung, but a much lesser known Android phone manufacturer has today beaten both to the punch.
Ahead of this week’s IFA 2013 event in Berlin, where Samsung is expected to reveal the Galaxy Note III and Sony the Xperia Z1 or ‘Honami’, Acer has stunned with the Liquid S2; the world’s first phone capable of recording video in 4K quality.
This new breakthrough will see phones like the Liquid S2 offering an even higher quality of video recording than the current Full HD, which is an upgrade in line with the next generation of high definition TVs, which will also sport 4K resolutions. As manufacturers such as Sony, Samsung and Panasonic push to replace Full HD televisions with a new breed of 4K or ‘Ultra HD’ screens, it seems that mobile device manufacturers are looking to capitalise and include the feature to work alongside.
4K video will be shot using the phone’s 13 megapixel rear camera and the power of a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor which is clocked at a stunning 2.2GHz. Paired up with the rear snapper is a 2 megapixel front facing camera, with 2GB of RAM also complimenting the speedy processor.
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is the operating system of choice, which should look glorious on the phone’s 6-inch Full HD screen, which sports a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Of course, this won’t quite do your 4K videos justice – you’ll need to hook the Liquid S2 up to a 4K TV to do that, but they’re rather pricey just now.
Measuring 8.9mm thick and sporting all the latest connectivity options, including NFC, the Liquid S2 is by far Acer’s most impressive smartphone to date. We’ll find out more about the price and release information later in the week as IFA 2013 unfolds.