Đến với triển lãm Computex năm nay, hãng điện tử Đài Loan Acer đã mang đến chiếc smartphone mới mang tên Liquid S1. Điểm đặc biệt của chiếc smartphone mới này đó chính là màn hình rộng lớn lên đến 5.7 inch nhưng độ phân giải chỉ HD 720p. Hãng Acer sẽ sớm bán ra Liquid S1 cho người dùng tại thị trường Châu Á và Châu Âu với phiên bản 2 SIM. Đầu tiên là người dùng tại Pháp, Bỉ, Hà Lan, Ukraina, Nga, Anh và Đức sẽ được mua đầu tiên trong quý III năm nay với giá từ €349, tiếp theo đó là Tây Ban Nha và Ý.

Acer Liquid S1 được trang bị bộ xử lý 4 nhân 1.5GHz của hãng Trung Quốc Mediatek, 1GB RAM, chạy hệ điều hành Android 4.2 gốc. Máy cũng được trang bị thỏi pin 2400mAh, 8GB ROM, hỗ trợ thẻ nhớ mở rộng, cũng như công nghệ âm thanh DTS Studio Sound. Tuy nhiên, Acer thiết kế máy với 3 nút cảm biến Back/ Home/ Multitask chớ không sử dụng nút cảm biến ảo.

Về tính năng mềm thì Acer trang bị cho Liquid S1 giao diện "Float UI" cho phép mở cùng lúc nhiều ứng dụng bằng cách chia nhỏ màn hình ra giống như tính năng Multi Window của Samsung hay Mini App của Sony. Tính năng "Auto Profile" giúp người dùng cài đặt sẵn các thiết lập của máy để thay đổi nhanh chóng tùy theo nhu cầu, "Voice Unlock" cho phep mở ứng dụng bằng giọng nói, "Wide Front Shot" sử dụng camera trước với góc nhìn 88 độ, "Voice Shot" tự động chụp ảnh khi nói "cheese", chia sẽ hình ảnh đồng thời cho nhiều thiết bị với "Live Screen"...















Tham khảo: Engadget

Acer's First 5.7" Mobile Companion Lets Users Take Their Wireless Office and Mobile Studio Everywhere

Acer Liquid S1 opens up more possibilities to explore a new lifestyle
TAIPEI, (June 3, 2013) Acer announces its first "phablet" device, designed to be the new travel companion for professionals and adventurers alike. With a large 5.7" HD 1280 x 720 screen and intelligent applications, the Acer Liquid S1 greatly enhances mobile productivity and entertainment.
Featuring single/dual SIM cards, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, and a day's worth of battery power, the Liquid S1 combines the work efficiency of a tablet PC with the convenience and multimedia-rich features of a smartphone. It is an all-in-one mobile device that opens up more possibilities for users to communicate and explore.

Wireless office at hand
The Liquid S1 is easy to carry and lets users access their documents and files wherever they go. Business people can leave documents behind, knowing that they can wirelessly retrieve their files via AcerCloud Docs. Users can also remotely access files from their main PC through Acer Remote Files. In addition, with the Liquid S1 businesspeople can project their presentations in 720p HD, and print documents straight from their phablet - all using wireless display and print features.

Everything under perfect control

Intuitive and useful applications that boost work productivity and maximize entertainment on the go are preinstalled on the Liquid S1.

Acer Float User Interface allows several app windows to stay open so users can multitask without having to back out of one app to work on another. The press of a key brings up the Float Apps shortcut; apps on a translucent screen float over the function being used. It is easy to access or switch Float Apps anytime. These apps include camera, maps, calculator and notes. A Float Caller notification ensures that users will not be interrupted by incoming calls that take over the full screen. When a call comes in, the Float Caller mini-window pops up and the user can choose to take the call or reply with a quick message.

Acer Auto Profile supports predefined network settings for frequently visited locations, so the next time the user visits the same spot, the Liquid S1 will automatically switch profiles. The adjustable settings include brightness, volume and vibration; plus Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® and 3G connections.
Voice Unlock directly opens apps or interfaces by recording and using personal voice commands. Users can quickly unlock the Liquid S1 to the home screen, camera, SMS or call keypad by voice, in one easy step, without touch. Acer data traffic manager keeps an eye on daily and monthly data usage, which is especially handy for users who do not have an unlimited data plan.

Mobile studio and entertainment

Bringing the Liquid S1 along is like taking a complete mobile studio on the road. In addition to its spacious 5.7" screen with HD streaming and vivid HD playback, this phablet combines features for photo taking, video recording, and editing and creating media. Everything can be conveniently shared. The studio/entertainment features include:
Wide Front Shot uses the front camera with 88° wide viewing angle plus the 24 mm lens to capture more. The camera and 5.7" screen together capture wider, taller visuals for better wide-angle photos and video conferencing. Voice Shot allows hands-free photo taking just by saying "cheese!". Smile Shot detects smiling faces and automatically captures precious moments in real time - especially useful for taking pictures of babies and young children.

Studio Sound delivers astonishing sound and an extra-wide stereo image. DTS Studio Sound™ brings cinematic audio to mobile devices with a bigger sound field and higher vocal clarity.
Live sharing among friends Through Acer's 2-way Live Screen™ app users can invite friends for temporary group sharing. The group administrator simply taps on a photo or note, and it will pop up on friends' mobile-device screens, enabling live interaction and sharing in real time. Friends can push photos or notes back for 2-way live sharing.

Premium design and materials
The Acer Liquid S1 uses fine craftsmanship and materials to deliver a premium, minimalist design, ideal for assertive businesspeople and passionate explorers. With a slender profile, it features curved details on the front and the sides, aluminum side grips, and is available in matte black or white.

Pricing and availability
The Liquid S1 will start shipping in Q3 2013 in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, UK and Germany, followed by Spain and Italy with a starting price of €349.-

Zach Honig contributed to this report.


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