Acer Liquid S2 Smartphone Shoots 4K Video

Acer Liquid S2

Acer has become the first smartphone manufacturer to offer 4K video capture. Why anyone would want to capture 4K video with a smartphone remains to be answered.

In addition to 4K video, the Acer Liquid S2 captures 1080/60p HD video and 4x slow motion video (presumably 120fps) at lower resolution. The display is a whopping 6″ IPS display and is powered by a Snapdrag0n 800 processor at 2.2Ghz and 2GB of RAM.

Acer’s press release doesn’t specify what codec Acer is using for 4K video; however, it’s going to have to be something that is highly compressed. JVC’s┬áMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 used in its HMQ10 is quite compressed at 144Mbps (and it’s obvious when viewed on a 4K display); however, I can’t imagine the Liquid S2 offering data rates that high (it uses a single microSDXC card after all) – so I would expect the compression to be even worse.

Unfortunately for those who want to try 4K on a smartphone, the Acer Liquid S2 will not be available in the US – only in Europe for the time being. It should be available at the end of October for a yet-unknown price point.

[via Engadget via Planet5D]

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