Acer announced three new handsets at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the Liquid C1 was one of them alongside the Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2. The Liquid C1 is particularly interesting because it is running on the Intel Atom architecture. The phone is powered by a 1.2Ghz Intel Atom Z2420 processor paired with 1GB of RAM and the performance is quite impressive. There’s just 4GB of storage onboard but this can be expanded via the microSD card slot.
The screen is a 4.3inch panel with qHD resolution. A 720p screen would have definitely been appreciated here. Over at the back there is a 8MP camera while the front gets a VGA module. We quite liked the build quality of the phone despite it being predominantly plastic with a rubberized finish at the back.
The phone runs on Android 4.0 but will receive an upgrade to Jelly Bean shortly. Intel’s mobile chips generally deliver good battery life and with a 2,000 mAh pack onboard it shouldn’t be hard to get a day of usage out of the handset. The phones have been launched in SE Asia for a price point of just about $300. We’re still awaiting word on the international launch of the handsets.