Acer has dropped two new phones at IFA 2016: the entry-level Liquid Z6 and the mid-range Liquid Z6 Plus. There’s no information regarding a possible North American release, but it seems pretty unlikely (the Z5 was never released in the U.S.). The phones will be available in the EMEA (Europe, Africa and the Middle East) in November and December respectively. In Europe, the Z6 will set you back €119 and the Z6 Plus will cost €249.
We’ll start with the Liquid Z6 Plus as the more high-end of the two. The Liquid Z6 Plus specs feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D glass, octa-core MediaTek 6753 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB ROM with microSD expansion, metal finish and 13 MP/5 MP camera combo. But the big draw of this device is undoubtedly its battery: at 4,080 mAh it will certainly attract a bit of attention for the price.
The Liquid Z6 is a pretty significant step down in every imaginable way. At less than half the price of the Z6 Plus, you have to expect some cutbacks. But the Liquid Z6 shares little more than a name with the Z6 Plus. At the very least both devices run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The Liquid Z6 specs include 5-inch HD display with 2.5D glass, quad-core MediaTek 6737 chipset, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB ROM, with microSD, plastic finish and 8 MP/2 MP camera combo will get you where you need to be. Just. Unfortunately, the battery is decidedly not the high point of the Z6 at just 2,000 mAh.
Thoughts on the Z6 and Z6 Plus? What is their biggest competition?