Acer has officially launched its Windows 10 Mobile powered flagship smartphone, the Acer Liquid Jade Primo, at CES 2016. The Windows phone was initially announced back in September 2015 at IFA in Berlin, which was touted as a “PC in your pocket”. It essentially offers what Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are capable of, its ability to take advantage of the Continuum feature.
“The Liquid Jade Primo provides ultimate productivity for professionals through Continuum, allowing Windows 10 universal apps to provide a PC-like experience when the smartphone is connected with a secondary display,” said the company in a press release.
Hence, the newly launched Acer Liquid Jade Primo can be hooked up with a monitor, keyboard and mouse to give you that desktop-like experience with Universal Windows Apps, just like Microsoft’s newly launched flagship duo.
It houses the new USB Type-C connectivity, and the company is also planning to launch a new H7 monitor series at CES 2016. These monitors will also come equipped with USB-C input along with a pair of standard USB ports to essentially take advantage of the Continuum feature.
In terms of specs, the phone gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor bundled with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass along with Cat.6 LTE connectivity. Optics on the smartphone include a 21MP rear camera packed with dual LED flash along with an 8MP wide angle front-facing camera.
The Windows 10 Mobile powered Jade Primo will be available starting February in Europe, Middle East and the African region for a rather hefty price tag of 569 euros. While the smartphone is reportedly expected to arrive in the US market and other regions across the globe in the second quarter of the year.
Now, It is certainly some good news for Windows fans given the scarcity of handsets running Windows 10 Mobile. Nice to see that Microsoft isn’t the only one producing Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets.