IFA 2013: First 4K-recording smartphone lands in form of Acer Liquid S2

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“4K recording” appears readied to be this year’s phone buzz-feature (sorry, “world’s slimmest”, you have had your day) and Acer is first to out its offering, the 6-inch Acer Fluid S2.

With a full HD IPS display, the smartphone comes running Android 4.2 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz processor which gives it that 4K capacity.

Of course, it requires a camera too and its rear-mounted sensor is a 13MP one brimming with LED ring flash.

On board storage peaks at 16GB so we are not sure the amount of Ultra HD video you’ll be able to hold on to – we are waiting to hear if there’s a microSD slot on board too.

Red elements

While Acer’s going huge on the Ultra HD recording, it reckons “the real beauty of the smartphone” is “its iconic soft round curves” and the “red elements” surrounding the camera and on the earphone mesh.

Yes. Real beauty.

The 6-inch display puts the Liquid S2 firmly into ‘phablet’ (sorry) area, backed up by 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity and a 3,300 mAh battery.

While we expect to get our hands on the Fluid S2 at IFA 2013, the mobile will strike European company shelves at the end of October – no word on an US launch or any pricing at all yet.