Acer aims for a bigger share in low-cost smartphones market and the Windows 10 upcoming phone race. The company rolls out a new handset with Windows Phone 8.1 that it’s going to support the new OS when it is released this year. The company has also announced a number of other Android supported smartphones most of which reveal a focus on the low-cost category.
Dubbed the Liquid M220, the gadget’s starting price is $89 and will start retailing in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Acer couldn’t say for now whether the phone will also be available in the U.S., but it has been concentrating on EMEA recently for its mobiles and wearable devices.
The new handset is one of numerous affordable phones Acer is presenting at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. However, all the others work with Android.
The M220 has a 4-inch display, similar to other affordable Windows phones like the Lumia 435 and Lumia 512. It has a 5-megapixel back cam and a 2-megapixel front cam, and is equipped with a group of Microsoft applications such as Cortana and OneDrive.
Additionally, the cell phone backs 3G-HSPA+ connectivity but doesn’t have LTE, much the same as other low-priced Windows smartphones. Different gimmicks incorporate a dual-core chip, 4GB capacity, 512MB of RAM and two SIM ports.
Acer promises the gadget will be upgradeable to the versatile edition of Windows 10, which some other Windows smartphones can’t say. It likewise gives a generally affordable entry point for a Windows 10 phone.
Furthermore, Acer reported the Jade Z phone, which incorporates premium Android gadget features at a reasonable €199. The smartphone is LTE- supporting with a 5-inch Gorilla Glass screen, a MediaTek 64-bit chip and a 13-megapixel cam. It is 7.9 millimeters thick, 110 grams and will be available in Europe this March.
Another March release is the Liquid Z220, at €89 starting price and a couple of gimmicks like Lenovo’s second-gen Moto E cell phone. It has a 4-inch display, 8GB capacity, double SIM options, a 5-megapixel cam back cam, a 2-megapixel front cam and a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip. It operates on Android 5.0, known as Lollipop.
All the new additions to Acer’s smartphone collection will be compatible with its new Liquid Leap+ movement tracker, which goes around the wrist. It works with gadgets running Android, Windows and iOS via the Acer Leap Manager application.
The tracker has a 1-inch OLED display and screens steps and other basic exercises. It supports emails, datebook and SMS alerts through a smartphones. The gadget will start shipping in EMEA in March.
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