Just last month we spotted that the budget-priced Z5 was available in the UK. Trouble was, it cost around £145.
Now the mighty Asda are doing the dual-SIM device for just £99. Although we’d probably still go for the Moto G, it’s an OK price for a handset with a dual-core 1.3GHz CPU, 4GB storage, 5 megapixel camera with flash (plus a VGA front shooter), WiFi, GPS, micro SD and Android 4.2.2. However, be aware it’s only got 512MB RAM and that 5″ display is 480×854 pixels.
Get the full press release below.
Update – We’d assumed that it would be locked to Asda Mobile, but you actually get it unlocked.
Liquid Z5 offers Asda customers smartphone functionality at an affordable price
• Ergonomic and compact 5-inch screen, ideal for mobile browsing, social networking and picture taking
• Premium design and colour mix, with Essential White and Gentle Grey. Minimalistic curves and slim body at only 8.8mm
• In-store holographic displays allows Asda customers to explore the Z5’s functionality.
London, 28th February 2014 – Acer today announced that leading UK retailer Asda will be stocking the new Liquid Z5 smartphone. The compact 5-inch smartphone is the perfect marriage of affordability and functionality, making it a great addition to Asda’s mobile range.
Available now, the Liquid Z5 is designed for first time smartphone adopters or budget conscious users looking for a device for mobile browsing, photo and video clip taking anytime as well as mobile entertaining. The Liquid Z5 is thin and easy to carry with its 8.8 mm thin profile and rounded edge but still has a big widescreen that’s great for media consumption.
Siobhan Jameson, Marketing Electronics Asda said: “The Liquid Z5 from Acer offers a great compromise between price and performance that represents the value that Asda prides itself on offering to our customers. We expect it to be popular in store.”
Allen Burnes, Vice President of Acer’s EMEA smartphone division commented: “We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Asda as we feel that the Liquid Z5 is a perfect fit for Asda’s customer base. It is a fully fledged smartphone with all of the extensive functionality that you would expect but at a very competitive price.”
Asda customers will be able to explore the functionality of the Liquid Z5 thanks to an innovative use of holographic displays within the store. The displays offer an interactive experience far beyond what users would normally experience.
In an elegant glossy and silky finish design powered by Android 4.2.2, the Liquid Z5 gives users many features per square centimetre at just 145.5 x 73.5 x 8.8 mm and only 147 grams. It touts a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor, 4 GB of internal user storage, Wi-Fi, integrated GPS, and a 5-megapixel camera.
The Acer Liquid Z5 is available now at Asda for £99.