Launch of Acer Liquid C1 – Intel Powered Smartphone

Just yesterday Acer launched the Liquid C1 here in Malaysia, the first ultra-smartphone in Malaysia. It is powered by the Intel Atom Z2420 Processor (Lexington).


Product Specifications

Acer Liquid C1 with Intel Insideâ„¢
– Intel® Atomâ„¢ processor Z2420 (1.2GHz)
– Intel® XMMâ„¢ 6265 slim modem with quad-band capability
– 4.3″ IPS qHD touch screen (960×540, 16:9 ratio)
– Android* Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System
– 8 megapixel main camera at 5 frames per second, AF & LED
– 0.3 megapixel front camera
– 4GB Storage
– Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n (/n HT20)
– GPS / Bluetooth® 2.1 with EDR
– Microphone
– Integrated Speaker
– MicroSD up to 32GB, SDHC 2.0 compatible
– 2,000 mAh battery
– Micro-USB (charging and PC connect) with USB 2.0
– Dimensions 127.3 x 65.5 x 9.95 mm.
– Weight 140 g

Videos from the event

Here are snippets of the speech and presentation.

And also a quick product presentation by Jeffery Lai

Photos from the event

Prakash Mallya – Country Manager of Intel Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd

Liew Sze Thai – President of Smartphone Business Group, Acer Inc.

Jeffery Lai – Product Manager Mobile Notebook & Smart Handheld, Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd

First Impression

Unlike the usual smartphone with some ARM or Qualcomm processor, this one comes with an Intel Atom processor. With a 2000mAh battery, it boasts up to 9 hours talk time on 3G and up to 400 hours standby time. (8 hours talk time on 2G). I think the battery life is something I’d really love to have.

8MP camera that does 5 frames per second burst mode is good for capturing moments, it does 1080p 30fps video recording too.

The C1 comes with a 4.3″ 540×960 resolution IPS display (non scratch resistant glass) while not as big as the many 720p devices out in the market but you get better color accurate colors.

4GB Storage? Yup – that’s the disappointing part about this device, probably the only disappointment for me. 🙁 Good thing about Google Play sale is that you can buy the games without installing them all at once. From what I gathered, it’s not as simple as it is when it comes to getting apps to run off the MicroSD card.

The lack of storage is made up by the Micro SD slot. One can add the SD Card for additional space – I like my photos and videos to be on MicroSD. 🙂 I’ve also managed to test my 64GB Micro SD card on the device, unfortunately the system really doesn’t recognized it at all so you’re limited to 32GB max.

Overall the build feels good. The system seems responsive, and Android Jelly Bean will be introduced to the device later.

I think overall, at RM 999 this is a product worthy of considering for anyone who wants to jump into the smartphone bandwagon.

Try Before You Buy

Acer is now offering a Try Before You Buy campaign at participating dealers nationwide. Just pay a full amount upfront, and try it out for 3 days. If you like the unit, just return the loan unit for a brand new unit.

This campaign is open for all Malaysians, a first of its kind.

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