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What's named like a psychedelic rock band and has 4G? Acer's newest phones (pictures)

Acer debuted the Liquid Zest and the Liquid Jade 2 phones at Mobile World Congress 2016.

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Acer Liquid Zest

Acer unveiled two new phones at Mobile World Congress 2016; the Liquid Zest and the Liquid Jade 2. Is it me or do those sound like psychedelic band names?

Anywho, the Liquid Zest (seen here) is a 5-inch phone that comes in a 4G variant.

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The Liquid Zest has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 5-megapixel shooter with a wide-angle lens -- to make sure everyone can get in on the selfie.

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Both versions of the phone have 1,280x720-pixel resolution screens.


The Acer Liquid Zest will be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in April for €109. The model with 4G will be available in May for €149.

Availability outside of the countries listed have yet to be announced.

The prices sh0wn above convert to $121 and $165 in the US; £85 and £116 in the UK; AU$109 and AU$233 in Australia, for the non-4G and 4G models, respectively.

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Acer Liquid Jade 2

The Acer Liquid Jade 2 is slim 5.5-inch phone for enjoying all of your media anywhere you go. It has a colorful screen, crisp audio, and a high-end design. What's not to like?

For one thing, pricing and availability have yet to be announced.

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The rear camera has a whopping 21-megapixels and can take 4K video. There's an 8-megapixel camera on the front.

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Sporting a sleek design, the Liquid Jade 2 stays sturdy thanks to a Corning Gorilla Glass screen.

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There's a brushed, dark grey design on the back of the phone

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The pronounced speaker on the back of the Liquid Jade 2, according to Acer, provides immersive sound when watching movies and video.

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