Acer is on a roll after announcing its flagship smartphone - Liquid S1. The makers behind world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, is said to be working on a phablet device called as Liquid S2 ( via Computerbase). The supposed device will be in a direct competition to Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One Max and Asus FonePad Note. This large-sized phone is said to be announced at IFA Berlin.
Codenamed Hemingway, this monster phablet will be powered by Android 5.0 or Key Mime Pie. Take this news as a pinch of salt because Google recently came up with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Even Samsung's forthcoming Note 3 is said to arrive with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. However, media reports suggest that Google has already planned to announce an updated version of Android around October- November time frame.
Acer Liquid S2 will have a gigantic 5.98-inch IPS display having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The processor is rumored to clock at 2.3GHz powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. It will be supported by NFC and 4G LTE connectivity. The phone will be priced on a higher side.
Asus FonePad Note
The FonePad Note has a giant 6-inch Super IPS + display having resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. When other tech vendors are dependent on Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Asus went for Intel Atom Z2560 processor; Clock speed: 1.6GHz along with 2GB of RAM. There's also a camera, an 8-mega pixel shooter at the back, while the front has a 1.2-mega pixel camera. The phablet comes fitted with at least 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. The phablet also has a working stylus with Asus powered apps. Other highlighted features include: 3G, Wi-Fi, 2G, A-GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0. The FonePad Note comes in While color option. It will arrive in the Indian market in October under Rs. 40,000
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to arrive with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display. The processor will be ultra powerful - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Interestingly, Samsung is planning to place 3GB RAM to make Note 3, the best smartphone of 2013. The camera is said to be 13-mega pixels with Full HD recording, while the front facing camera will be ready to record 720p HD videos. There is a possibility to see Android 4.3 Jelly Bean comes out of the out. Other highlighted features include: 4G LTE-A, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, A-GPS, and NFC, a 3300mAh Li Ion battery, among others.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
The Xperia Z Ultra packs a 6.4-inch Full HD TRILUMINOS display with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory ( expandable memory ), Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 3G, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, NFC, an 8-mega pixel rear facing camera along with 2-mega pixel camera on front, and lastly 3,000mAh Li Ion battery. It also features super responsive display, which can be operated with a pen or even pencil works effortlessly. The Xperia Z Ultra is IP55 and IP58 certified making the phone water and dustproof.It measures 6.5mm in terms of thickness and weighs 212grams. The Phone retails for Rs. 46,990 in the Indian market.