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Acer Liquid S2 is a 6-inch smartphone that shoots 4K video (pictures)

6-inch smartphones might not be anything new, but the Acer Liquid S2 stands out by shooting video in 4K resolution.

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BERLIN -- We're checking out the latest tech from the IFA show in Germany where Acer has a new smartphone to tempt us. The Liquid S2 is a 6-inch goliath with a camera that can capture video in 4K resolution.
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4K is a whopping resolution, but you'll need a display capable of playing it back. Only a few TVs support 4K -- or Ultra HD, as some call it -- and they're all massively expensive.
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The S2's display is Full HD and has an impressive 368ppi pixel density. It looks bright and bold, too, but we'll reserve judgement for the full review.
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Physically, it's quite a good-looking phone with its rubberised red back. With its 6-inch screen, though, it's quite the pocket-stretcher.
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It bears the Dolby name, but don't expect the speakers to power your party.
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The Liquid S2 goes on sale toward the end of October, but Acer hasn't yet said how much it's likely to cost.
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It's fairly slim, even with its huge screen. You won't struggle to slide it into your pocket.
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The camera has a 13-megapixel sensor for still images and can shoot Full HD resolution at a high frame rate for slow-motion playback.
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If you're after a small phone for only the essentials, this really isn't going to be phone for you.
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Touch-sensitive buttons beneath the screen deal with navigation.
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Acer likes these swooping little design cues -- it uses similar patterns on its Liquid E2 phone.

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