Acer debuts a number of smartphones at new conference

Acer has announced a number of new devices at its latest press event, with five unique smartphones among those that were unveiled by the company.

Perhaps best known for its affordable laptops and latterly its tablet devices, Acer's venture into the smartphone will certainly be one that makes the bigger companies sit up and take notice, with it likely to attack the mid-market price level, and the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and Sony Xperia Z2 Compact.

The Liquid Jade smartphone and the accompanying wearable watch the Liquid Leap were perhaps the two biggest announcements the company made, with the devices set to be paired together when they are released.

While the Leap will be a one-inch touchscreen housed in a watch, it will be paired with the Liquid Jade, a five-inch curved handset with Android 4.4 KitKat and a 13MP snapper. 

More details are still to be unveiled about this device, but Acer said that it expects to see it launch in the third quarter of 2014, so keep your eyes out from next month for that one to hit shelves.

But that was not the only phone that had its lid lifted at the event, as the company also showed off another four handsets.

One of the most exciting is the Acer Liquid X1, a 5.7-inch device with a 13MP camera and 1.7 GHz octa-core processor, a handset that will really challenge strongly in the phablet market.

The pared back version of this will be the Acer Liquid Z200, which comes with a four-inch screen and in a range of colours for a budget price.

The final two devices it brought to the table were mostly similar with simply a variation in specs that will allow Acer to pitch the phone at two different price points.

Liquid E700 and Liquid E600 will both have a 3,500mAh battery, a five-inch screen, 4GB of storage with microSD room, Android KitKat and a quad-core processor, while the difference will come only with the triple SIM capability that will be a part of the E700. 

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