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Acer Liquid C1: The Intel-powered mid-range Android smartphone

Tech | | February 1, 2013, 4:19 pm
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Intel and Acer have announced the Acer Liquid C1, an Android 4.0 smartphone at an event in Thailand.

Intel and Acer have announced the Acer Liquid C1, an Android 4.0 smartphone at an event in Thailand.

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The C1 is powered by the Intel Atom Z2420 chipset.

The C1 is powered by the Intel Atom Z2420 chipset.

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The Acer Liquid C1 is by no means a high-end model, but it has decent specs and is positioned as a mid-range device.

The Acer Liquid C1 is by no means a high-end model, but it has decent specs and is positioned as a mid-range device.

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The display is a 4.3-inch IPS screen of qHD resolution (960x540 pixels) and 1GB of RAM.

The display is a 4.3-inch IPS screen of qHD resolution (960x540 pixels) and 1GB of RAM.

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There is an 8 megapixel auto-focus camera on the back and an LED flash, but the focus of the launch was the Intel Atom Z2420m SoC.

There is an 8 megapixel auto-focus camera on the back and an LED flash, but the focus of the launch was the Intel Atom Z2420m SoC.

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The Intel chipset, which was announced at CES earlier this year, is codenamed Lexington. It has a main x86 processor running at 1.2GHz.

The Intel chipset, which was announced at CES earlier this year, is codenamed Lexington. It has a main x86 processor running at 1.2GHz.

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Despite its humble clock speed, the Z2420m supports hardware-accelerated 1080p encoding and decoding, and it enables a burst mode that allows the Liquid C1 to snap five still images in a second.

Despite its humble clock speed, the Z2420m supports hardware-accelerated 1080p encoding and decoding, and it enables a burst mode that allows the Liquid C1 to snap five still images in a second.

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It has a decent 2000 MaH Lithium-ion battery that should be enough to keep the phone powered on and connected through the day.

It has a decent 2000 MaH Lithium-ion battery that should be enough to keep the phone powered on and connected through the day.

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It is priced at 9,990 Thai baht, which means when it arrives in India, it may be priced at around Rs 17,000.

It is priced at 9,990 Thai baht, which means when it arrives in India, it may be priced at around Rs 17,000.