Acer V360 – the company’s first Jelly Bean-sporting smartphone has emerged in some quality paparazzi shots showing juicy bits of info. At first glance the device completely resembles the Nexus aesthetic seen in Galaxy Nexus and the red-hot Nexus 4, but there are two oversized red-striped loudspeakers in the upper and lower part of the handset. Is that part of the audio competition with HTC? It may be so, as the back panel shows the DTS-audio logo, which obviously means some kind of support for digital surround sound. Also, the back panel houses two metallic rings who’s purpose is yet to be unveiled. Both of these features are first timers for a smartphone and have definetely attracted our interest.
The V360’s specs are not exactly the impressive kind – it’s an adequately equipped mid-ranger with a dual-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM, along with a 4.5-inch qHD display. However, Acer seemingly strive to one-up the competition in the mid-range sector and offer a smartphone with extraordinary multimedia capabilities. Shipping with Android 4.1.1 isn’t bad either.
The V360 weights 140 grams and is 9.9mm thick. Its camera is a 5MP shooter with a single LED flash. That’s all we know for now. We expect to see (and hear) more from this beefed-up mid-ranger in early 2013.