Want to Take 4K Video with Your Phone? Meet Acer’s New Liquid S2
Cell phone makers are really pushing the envelope with image quality in phones these days. It seems like new phones can’t be released onto the market without some totally new and crazy feature enticing you to buy it. First was the Nokia Lumia 1020, now the Acer Liquid S2 which is the first smartphone to record 4K video. The new 6-inch phone will be Acer’s latest attempt to make headway in the cell phone market where they have been generally unsuccessful thus far.
Though initially only available in Europe (sorry United States and Asia), Acer’s new phone is packed with a Snapdragon 800 chip, clocks in at 2.2GHz and is supported by 2GB of RAM. It is also, of course, ready for 4G LTE connectivity in addition to the 4K camera.
The S2 only comes loaded with 16 GB of onboard memory, which means that anyone who wants to take advantage of the video capabilities is going to need some memory cards. Speaking of which, the phone is ready to accept as high as 128 GB SDvcards. The camera itself is 13-megapixels, can fire quickly from the lock screen and comes with an LED ring flash.
For those of you wondering why you would want this kind of feature in your phone, think about stock video websites. 4K footage can fetch quite a bit on the open market (at least for now, but who knows when the sites are saturated with it).