Acer has unveiled the Liquid S2, which has become the first smartphone in the world capable of recording 4K videos.
It almost was not enough that smartphones are chewing off digital cameras’ piece of the photography pie thanks to their ever-improving image sensors.
Consumers feel like there is no point in purchasing a new compact camera due to the fact that a high-end smartphone is doing a decent job when it comes to photography. Phones are small, light, relatively cheap, and the image quality is “great” for uploading photos on social networking websites.
Moreover, Nokia’s new Lumia 1020 smartphone is upping the stakes with its 41-megapixel sensor, similar to the one found in the 808 PureView, but slightly better than its predecessor.
Acer unveils first smartphone in the world capable of shooting 4K videos
It seems like the next step in putting a dent in digital camera makers’ attempts to make more profits is ultra HD video recording. If many people thought that such capabilities are distant dreams for mobile phones, they they would definitely change their minds now, as world’s first 4K video recording smartphone is here.
Out of all companies to provide a handset with the impressive ability of capturing movies at 4K resolution, few people would have bet their money on Acer.
Well, the Acer Liquid S2 is real and it has just become the world’s first smartphone capable of shooting 4K videos.
Acer Liquid S2 specs list worthy of a high-end Android smartphone
The specs of the Liquid S2 are nothing short of a flagship handset. The Android 4.2.2-powered phone features a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 6-inch full HD IPS touchscreen, built-in 16GB memory, 2GB RAM, 4G, WiFi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and a huge 3,300mAh battery.
Moreover, the device is packing a 13-megapixel BSI image sensor with a 28mm f/2.2 lens and autofocus support, and a LED ring flash on the back. In the front, there is a 2MP sensor and a 24mm f/2.2 lens capable of shooting 1920 x 1080p films.
The usual ambient light, accelerometer, proximity, compass, and gyroscope sensors are there, too, among other features that can be found in modern handsets.
Acer to release 4K-capable Liquid S2 this October
Acer’s Liquid S2 represents a major breakthrough in terms of mobile videography. The smartphone will be released on the market in October 2013.
The price remains unknown for the time being, but it is unlikely that it will go beyond $1,000. To put things into perspective, Sony is rumored to launch a “cheap” 4K video recording camera, the FDR-AX1, which should cost less than $5,000.