Although it may seem like Acer has not been doing much in the smartphone department lately — its latest smartphone-related activity involved launching a number of new devices at last month's Mobile World Congress — the Taiwan-based company is actually quite busy. In fact, it is currently working with Intel to launch new smartphone models powered by the latest batch of Atom-based Clover Trail+ mobile chips. And it will be releasing the same very soon.
How soon, exactly? Well, according to a press invite that we got this afternoon, Acer is going to hold a launch event for its “new line of smartphones” next week here in the Philippines. Nothing specific has been revealed yet so far, but judging from the presence of the Intel logo in the event invite itself, it's clear that Acer plans on showcasing the only Intel-powered smartphone it revealed last month, the Acer Liquid C1.
The Acer Liquid C1 comes with a 4.3-inch qHD screen, support for HSPA+ data and 3G, an 8-megapixel main camera, and Intel's new 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 CPU. The Intel Atom Z2420 has been described by Intel as a “power-efficient SoC” that “enables a smooth and responsive user experience, including a responsive hardware-accelerated HTML 5 browser, fast applications, and outstanding multi-tasking performance.”
We'll be there at Acer's summer party-themed launch event next week to bring you exclusive hands-on photos and our first impressions of the Liquid C1, as well as coverage on all of the other Android-powered Acer products on display that day. Check back here next week for the update.