Acer intros Liquid C1 Android phone with Intel Atom Z2420 Lexington CPU
Acer has unveiled another new smartphone for 2013: the Liquid C1. Unlike the Liquid E1 seen last week, the C1 is a special product, as it’s the company’s first handset powered by an Intel processor (single-core 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 Lexington, to be exact).
As you’ve probably guessed, the Liquid C1 is not a high-end device. Its features include Android Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.3 inch IPS display with 960 x 540 pixels, HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 2,000 mAh battery (for up to 9 hours of talk-time).
Thailand will be the first country to get the Acer Liquid C1, starting February. Reportedly, the smartphone will cost about $335 there, and should be released in other South Asian markets sometime soon. “We’ve made a conscious effort to go after these fast-growing markets as our first foray into the business,” declared Mike Bell, Intel’s head of mobile division.
Until we hear more about the new C1, you can check out its official web page here at Intel Thailand.
The Acer Liquid C1 is the second Intel Atom-powered smartphone introduced this year, after the ultra-cheap Yolo / Xolo X500 – this also features the Z2420 chipset, but it is manufactured for Africa and India, respectively.