CES 2016: Acer Liquid Jade Primo coming to South Africa Q1 2016

The first quarter of 2016 is going to be quite a busy period, at least for Acer. The Taiwanese hardware manufacturer has announced that it will launch a number of new products to the South African market, but most notable is the Acer Liquid Jade Primo.

Debuting at IFA 2015, the phone was the first to show off Windows 10’s Continuum feature in public, which effectively gives the user a “PC-like experience on an external display with Windows 10 universal apps.” It’s also the first non-Microsoft Windows 10 flagship smartphone as well, after it joined the Lumia 950 series.

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Key numbers:

Display: 5.5-inch, 1920×1080, 401ppi
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core | quad-core Cortex A53 1.44GHz & dual-core Cortex A57 1.82GHz | Adreno 418 GPU | 3GB RAM
Storage: 32GB
Imaging: Rear: 21MP f/2.2 lens with autofocus, dual LED flash | Front: 8MP with f/2.2 lens
Video: 4K, 1080p
OS: Windows 10
Kickass features: Windows 10 Continuum (through Display Dock), Windows BitLocker, USB Type-C

Internals include an every reliable Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 — the same chipset used by the LG G4 — and 3GB of RAM. There’s 32GB of internal storage as well, and, more impressively, a 21MP rear camera capable of 4K video recording. It also features a USB Type-C connector.

Thanks to Windows 10, the device also features Windows BitLocker, which allows for complete encryption of users’ data stored on the device, and the host of Windows 10 apps available on the Windows Store.

And as for pricing and availability? The Acer Liquid Jade Primo will begin shipping to South Africa from Q1 2016 with a price tag of R10 999.

Andy Walker, former editor


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