Acer shows off Liquid E1 handset in China

The device comes with a 4.5-inch display and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It may also show up at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

Acer has shown off a new smartphone it's calling the Liquid E1.

Announced in China yesterday, the Liquid E1 will ship with a 4.5-inch, 960- x 540-pixel display and a dual-core 1GHz processor. The device will have two cameras onboard, including a 5-megapixel rear-facing and 0.3-megapixel front-facing lens. The Liquid E1 will ship with 1GB of onboard memory and 4GB of storage. According to Acer, the handset will run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

The device's design is as underwhelming as its specs. The Liquid E1 comes with rounded edges, a flash and lens on the back of the handset, and a front made up primarily of its display. The front of the handset is black, while the back appears to be white. In photos posted to China's Weibo site, Acer shows back plates of different colors that can be attached to the handset for more variety.

It's not clear from Acer's posting when the Liquid E1 will launch. However, Pocket-lint, which earlier reported on the handset, says it'll likely make a showing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

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