At IFA in Germany, Acer unveiled the Liquid Z6 and Z6 Plus along with the Iconia Talk S tablet. The phones will be making their debut in EMEA (Europe, Africa and the Middle East) markets, with no word on North American availability. The Iconia Talk S will be available from September for €169 ($188), the entry-level Liquid Z6 will head to shelves starting November for €119 ($130), and the mid-range Liquid Z6 Plus will debut in December for €249 ($275).
The Liquid Z6 Plus is the most interesting phone in the bunch, offering a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass, octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC with eight Cortex cores clocked at 1.5GHz, Mali-T720 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, microSD slot, 13MP camera at the back, 5MP front shooter, and a massive 4080mAh battery.
Whereas the Liquid Z6 Plus is clad in metal, the Liquid Z6 sports a plastic body. The phone has a 5-inch 720p display, quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC clocked at 1.25GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD slot, 8MP camera, 2MP front shooter, and a 2000mAh battery.
Meanwhile, the LTE-enabled Iconia Talk S tablet is aimed at business users, offering a 7-inch 720p display, quad-core MediaTek MT8735 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, microSD slot, two SIM card slots (4G + 3G), 13MP camera, 2MP front shooter, and a battery that's touted to offer 9 hours of usage on a full charge. Microsoft's Office suite is pre-loaded on the tablet.
All three devices run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Press release follows:
Acer Launches Intuitive and Compact Android Devices at IFA 2016
New Iconia Talk S phablet and Liquid Z6 series smartphones integrate personal and professional lives on the go
Acer today unveiled a new range of stylish, compact and affordable Android mobile devices that strike a balance between personal and work life, whether connecting at home, the office or on the move. The Iconia Talk S doubles as a 4G LTE tablet and phone, providing flexibility with communication needs, while the new Liquid Z6 series provides an excellent entertainment experience with a high-definition IPS1 panel and an elegant 2.5D curved glass display.
Acer Iconia Talk S
Perfect for business professionals, frequent travelers and cost-conscious consumers, the Acer Iconia Talk S is a 4G LTE tablet and phone in one. Its dual-SIM design supports two accounts (phone numbers) and offers extremely accurate and clear voice calls as well as fast text communication.
Courtesy of a quad-core processor, the new Iconia Talk S is powerful and responsive. It also features Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which delivers a superb user experience with tight security. Intelligent power management provides ample battery life of up to 9 hours for enjoying videos, gaming and web browsing all day.
Acer Iconia Talk S boasts an impressive 1280 x 720 HD display and an anti-slip finish that enables a firmer, more secure grip to help avoid accidental drops. The 13MP camera captures crystal clear images in vivid detail for uncompromised sharing of precious moments with friends and family.
Fully integrated with Acer's Iconia Suite apps, which include EZ Snap, EZ WakeUp and EZ Utilities, the Iconia Talk S offers easy and intuitive access to smart functions, while the pre-installed Microsoft Office Suite and official Google Mobile Services enable the device to be leveraged for both business and pleasure.
Acer Liquid Z6 Series
Liquid Z6 series smartphones are designed for those desiring a full-featured and intuitive device for staying productive on the go. Both devices sport minimalist designs and elegant 2.5D curved glass. For added sophistication, the Liquid Z6 Plus offers an ultra-premium metal back casing. Much like the Iconia Talk S, the two Liquid Z6 series smartphones feature Android 6.0, are easy to customize and come with dual cameras for capturing high-quality images and videos anywhere.
The Liquid Z6 and Z6 Plus are as functional as they are slim and compact, and come with 5-inch and 5.5-inch Full HD IPS displays respectively. The mid-range Liquid Z6 touts an 8MP main camera and the high-end Liquid Z6 Plus boasts 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras to capture exciting moments in sharp detail.
The Liquid Z6 features a powerful quad-core processor, while the Liquid Z6 Plus enables even higher speeds with an octa-core processor. The Liquid Z6 Plus also provides biometric authentication with a fingerprint sensor for secure and convenient access.