As the IFA 2013 show is about to unfold in Berlin, Acer has jumped the gun announcing the first smartphone with 4K video recording support - the Liquid S2. The device comes running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.
At the front you get a 6" Full HD IPS display (368 ppi) covered in Gorilla Glass 3, while inside a 3300 mAh battery provides the juice. The 16 gigs of storage is expandable by a whopping 128 GB thanks to the microSD card slot.
The main camera on board is a 13 MP unit with a 28 mm wide-angle lens and a back-side illuminated sensor. The front cam features an ultra-wide 88-degree 24 mm BSI sensor of 2 MP resolution and 1080p video recording. Speaking of which the Acer Liquid S2 can capture 4K UHD (Ultra HD) video along with high-framerate Full HD (60 fps) and slow motion video.
There's a panorama mode that produces up to 27 MP shots, quick first shot lets you capture an image straight off the unlock screen.
The Acer Liquid S2 footprint measures 166 x 86 mm and the phablet is 8.99mm thick. There's 4G LTE support, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi ac/a/b/g/n as well as the usual connectivity goodies - 3G and GPS.
The Acer Liquid S2 will launch at the end of October across Europe, but there's no word on specific countries availability or price just yet.
Please let me apologize for a spelling mistake I made in the previous comment: DCI 4k has. width of 4096 Pixels. 4906×2160 was a mistake. Soon, we will see phones, that support recording videos in a glorious combination of smoothness and d...
Please consider, that the Liquid S2 can just shoot 3840×2160p@24fps. No DCi4K (256:135 4906×2160) nor 2160p@30fps. The first phone with 2160p@30fps was probably the Note 3. But the first phone to be able to optically stabilize 2160p video...
The silver-y ring around the camera lens is a 4-LED diffuser for camera flash :D