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Acer unveils the Liquid Jade 2 and Liquid Zest smartphones at MWC 2016

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Mobile World Congress 2016 has seen its fair share of excitement from the top smartphone manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Huawei and Xiaomi. These were just three of the many manufacturers who unveiled their new devices at this event as others such as Acer also took to the stage to show the world what they have been working on.

Acer unveiled two smartphones, the Liquid Jade 2 and Liquid Zest, yesterday as it tries to mark its place on the smartphone market.

The Acer Liquid Jade 2

The Acer Liquid Jade 2 is the premium of the two and comes with a 5.5 inch AMOLED display with a 1080P resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage space that can be expanded using a microSD card.

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At the back it has a 21MP camera that can record 4K videos at 30fps (frames per second). Acer says that this camera has a fast autofocus to make sure you do not miss out on any moments. The front facing camera is an 8MP one with an 84-degree wide angle lens that allows you to include more people into your selfies.

Acer Liquid Jade 2

Acer Liquid Jade 2

The Acer Liquid Zest

The Acer Liquid Zest on the other hand has a much smaller 5 inch IPS display with a 720p resolution. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6580 processor for the 3G variant and a 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6735 processor for the 4G version. Acer has still not revealed the RAM or storage space of the Liquid Zest but we know that it will come with a microSD card slot to expand the memory.

At the back, the Acer Liquid Zest has an 8MP camera with autofocus with a 5MP one in front. Pricing will start from €109 (approximately Ksh 12,000) for the 3G version and €149 (approximately Ksh 17,000) for the 4G version.

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