The Acer Liquid Zest Plus is a mid-range smartphone with a big battery. Like 5,000 mAh big. The company first introduced the phone in April, but now Acer has announced that it’s bringing the Zest Plus this summer.
It’s expected to be available in North and South America in July for about $199 and up. It’ll also be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in July with a starting price of €199.
The phone features a 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a MediaTek MT6735 ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. It’s expected to ship with Android 6.0 software.
There are two things that help this phone stand out: the big battery and the rear camera.
Acer says the Liquid Zest Plus should get up to three days of battery life and that you can charge the phone to 50 percent in under an hour to get a day’s worth of run time.
The camera on the back of the phone features speedy autofocus thanks to a “tri-focus” system that can use phase detection(PDAF), laser, or contrast detection (CDAF) for autofocus, depending on the conditions. For instance, Acer says the phone will automatically use PDAF in bright daylight settings, or CDAF in low-light environments.
The phone has dual SIM card slots, FM radio support, a microSD card slot, and an 85 degree front-facing camera for wide-angle selfies.