Some months back, amidst the declining pocketable smartphone market, Acer stood out of the pack and announced that it will launch a “small” Android phone with respectable specs in the near future. That moment has arrived today and the Liquid Z3 is official.

The phone boasts a 3.5 inch display, a size similar to the iPhone 4S and the previous Apple smartphones. Resolution is unknown though. The Liquid Z3 is 10.4mm thick and weighs 120 grams. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, two steps behind the latest version 4.3.

Under the hood, you get a 1Ghz dual-core processor of unknown breed. Amount of RAM is behind the covers too. 4 GB of storage is available onboard which also happens to be expandable. A dual-sim version of the Liquid Z3 will be available later.

The back boasts a 3 megapixel camera. For connectivity, the phone uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. The phone also features several special modes in its UI, including the basic mode with only calls and text messaging, and Classic mode where the UI get simplified for first-time smartphone owners.

Here are the specs of the phone:

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 3.5 inch touchscreen
  • 10.4mm thick
  • 120g heavy
  • Optional dual-sim
  • 1Ghz dual-core processor
  • 4 GB expandable memory
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • Front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/GPS
  • Special modes in UI

The Acer Liquid Z3 will be available this August for a price tag of about $130. At that price tag, the specs of this phone are not bad but if you are willing to get a Chinese phone, either from a reputable or an unknown manufacturer, you can get much better than this. Still, this effort doesn’t seem too bad. Just wait for the complete specifications to be revealed.

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