Acer has just announced what could be one of the first LTE octa-core smartphone yet — the Acer Liquid X1. The 5.7-inch phablet uses Mediatek’s octa-core chip and got it running with Kitkat out of the box.
Mediatek already announced its LTE modem back in January, the MT6290, so it’s likely that this is the one that came with the Liquid X1’s MT6592 chip.
Acer Liquid X1 specs:
5.7-inch IPS display @ 720×1280 pixels
MediaTek MT6592 1.7GHz octa-core processor
Mali-450MP quad-core GPU
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS with aGPS support
FM radio tuner
13MP rear camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 2,700mAh battery
Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
The 13MP sensor has an f/1.8 aperture and 0.3s autofocus which is pretty impressive in its category. We’ll check this out once we get to Taipei this week for Computex 2014.
Acer has not mentioned any suggested retail price for the Liquid X1 but promises to ship the handset by 3rd quarter of this year.