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Better entertainment, More Storage, Magic Selfie with Acer Liquid Z-Series

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PRESS RELEASE

  • 4-inch compact display with 233 PPI resolution
  • Magic selfie and control focus and brightness to capture perfect photos
  • Quick Mode to fit what you really need at any stage of life

BARCELONA, Mar. 2, 2015 – Acer today announced its next generation of smarpthones in its popular Z-series. The new Z220 and Z520 smartphones combine sleek design elements with quad-core performance and new features such as 233 PPI resolution for an overall impressive mobile experience. The stylish Z220 all-rounder primed for feature phone upgraders, party-goers or basic silver surfers on the go in an incredibly slim-yet feature-packed mobile device. The Z520 all-rounder primed for media fans seeking a blend of style and functions, completes the duo. The new devices complement Acer’s existing and growing portfolio of smartphones, offering consumers greater choices across multiple price points to fit both lifestyle and budget.

Both the Liquid Z520 and Z220 will be on display at the Acer Booth at Mobile World Congress in Hall 1, Stand G50 from March 2 – 5.

Liquid Z220 – trendsetting tactile pattern with square-pyramid mid-frame

Designed for users of all age looking to purchase a secondary, vacation or party device, this 4-inch WVGA display with 233 PPI and optional dual SIM makes it the ideal compact wallet-friendly smartphone. The sleek design encases a true mobile joy machine with a Qualcomm Dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400processor, 5MP flash-equipped wide view angle rear and 2MP front cameras for snapping and sharing quality images or selfies. The Acer Bright Shot feature allows customers to control and adjust focus and brightness separately to better manage the exposure and capture the perfect picture. The Z220 will be Acer’s first smartphone sporting the new Android 5.0 operating system (Lollipop) with a brighter, flatter and pleasant look; backed with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM to insure a seamless Android experience.

Liquid Z520 – all-round high entertainment

The latest addition to the Z-series has been upgraded to a touch-less selfie experience with a voice-activated camera and up to 8GB internal storage. The 8MP auto-focus, rear-facing camera comes with back-illuminated sensor and LED flash to produce sharp, brilliant shots. Both music lovers and video fans no longer need external speakers, because the Liquid Z520 provides powerful and advanced HD front speakers which deliver astonishing sound along with DTS Studio Sound™.

Both smartphones include Acer’s Quick Mode with 3 distinct profiles for different customer and age groups:

  • Basic Mode: for youngsters with fixed call and text functions
  • Easy Mode: for silver surfers with access to quick messages, radio, weather, clock, quick call contacts
  • Standard Mode: for the advance smartphone user familiar with the Android interface.

Availability & Pricing

The Z220 will be available in Europe in March with a starting price of €89.-.

The Z520 will be available in Europe in April with a starting price of €109.-. 

About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2013). Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.