Liquid E2 might help Acer sell 2 million Android phones this year
Expected to become available in Europe starting this month, the Acer Liquid E2 is one of the cheapest quad-core Android Jelly bean handsets ever. Acer will ask only €229 (about $296) for it. This low price is possible thanks in no small part to the quad-core MediaTek MTK 6589 CPU that’s powering the E2.
That aside, the smartphone features a 4.5 inch qHD IPS display, HSPA+, dual SIM capabilities (optional), 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, DTS audio technology, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 2,000 mAh battery.
According to Focus Taiwan, the Liquid E2 – which will be launched in black and white color versions – could help Acer sell 1.5 to 2 million smartphones this year. In 2012, Acer has managed to ship only bout 600,000 units. Reportedly, the Taiwanese company plans to introduce “six or seven new smartphones in 2013”, including a model priced around $170. They should be all released in Europe and South-East Asia.