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Acer Liquid E2 serves up quad-core CPU and dual SIM slots on a budget

Acer has its eyes set on the more affordable end of the market with the Acer Liquid E1, a phone we took a look at very recently. The company is going to introduce a similar phone, the Liquid E2, for those who want a little bit more horsepower for their money. The design and specifications of the E2 are very similar to the E1, but there are a few key differences.

Just like the Liquid E1, the E2 has a 4.5-inch 960×540 IPS display, 1GB of RAM, and comes with dual SIM card slots. The E1, however, features a dual-core processor, while the E2 steps things up to a quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.2Ghz. The camera has also seen an upgrade: E1 buyers will get a 5-megapixel shooter, while those opting for the E2 will get 8-megapixels instead.

Onboard storage is still pegged at 4GB, but a microSD card slot will allow you to add an additional 32GB. Better yet, the Liquid E2 seems to be running the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.2, unlike the E1 which currently runs Android 4.1.1. Everything is powered by a removable 2,000mAh battery.

The Acer Liquid E2 doesn’t have a solid release date in the UK just yet, but the handset will reportedly be available across Europe in mid-May. As for pricing, it will be slightly more expensive at €220 (around £193) compared to the E1’s £165 pricetag.

[spotted at CNET UK]


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