Acer unveiled a whole range of upcoming consumer electronics today from laptops, projectors, tablet and smartphones. One of the upcoming smartphone they will be bringing to the market soon is the gigantic Iconia Smart S300.
At what size do you consider a tablet a tablet and a phone a phone? The Acer Iconia S300 blurred that line by coming up with a 5-inch smartphone. Actually, the screen display is 4.8-inch but still, that’s… humongous for a phone. It even took most of the front real estate leaving a few space for the physical buttons at the bottom. The 16:9 aspect ratio on a 1024 x 480 hXGA resolution makes you want to watch those widescreen movies on this phone all day… or until as long as battery lasts. This reminds me of a PSP but with a brighter and better display.
The display is definitely the eye-catching feature of the phone. Under the hood you’ll see a single-core 1GHz processor similar to the HTC Desire HD, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 8GB internal storage, 8-megapixel camera and the much improved Acer UI 4.2.
It also comes with what Acer calls Clear.fi which is a feature common to new Acer products that allows each device to easily communicate, sync and share files between one another. Similar to what Samsung has with their All-Share.
Acer Phils. Product Specialist, Gino Villame, told me that the Acer Iconia Smart S300 will be arriving in a couple of months and they’re looking at the sub-P25k price point for it.
Acer Iconia Smart S300 Specs:
- Qualcomm 8255 1GHz processor, Adreno 205 GPU
- HSDPA: 14.1 Mbps / HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 4.8″ hXGA capacitive multi-touch LCD display (1024 x 480), 16M colors
- Acer UI 4.2
- ROM: 8GB, RAM: 512MB
- 8 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash
- 2 megapixel front camera
- 720p @ 30fps video recording
- HDMI out (up to 720p)
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
- FM radio with RDS
- Pricing & availability: tentative in June at less than P25k.