Acer Liquid Jade Plus handheld, Liquid Leap wearable launching in August

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Liquid Jade Plus Liquid LeapPerhaps sensing they missed their window to make a splash with the technically modest, modestly priced Liquid Jade phablet following multiple delays, Acer decided to give the 5 incher a nice little specs upgrade.

Meet the Liquid Jade Plus, due out in August on the old continent alongside another oft-delayed gizmo, the Liquid Leap smartwatch wearable piece. The latter is in no way changed or updated, but that’s because it’s set to cost a measly €99, so its perspectives are still safe.

Granted, the tiny fitness tracker is nowhere near the quality of a Galaxy Gear or LG G Watch competitor, but it does sport a handsome 1-inch OLED touchscreen and an array of sensors mostly focused on health activities.

Turning our attention back to the Liquid Jade Plus handheld, we’d like to point out the “new” phablet isn’t that much different from the “old” Liquid Jade, doubling the 1 gig of RAM and the 8 GB of on-board storage space.

So yeah, you now get 2 and 16 GB respectively, plus the same old, same old 5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor, pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat and 13 MP rear-facing camera.

Not too shabby for the €279 Acer plans to charge in select European markets, but before making plans to buy the mid-range 5 incher stateside at $280 or so, keep in mind Acer’s smartphones are rare birds in North America.

Via [Phone Arena]

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