Acer Liquid Jade Primo runs Windows 10; Continuum feature enables full desktop functionality


Although Android and Apple seem to be dominating the smartphone market nowadays, a new device from Acer might boost the sales of Windows phones once released.

Called the Liquid Jade Primo, Acer’s newest smartphone will run the Windows 10 operating system of Microsoft. According to CNET, this model might be released before the Nokia Lumia 950 and 950 XL, which are also Microsoft phones.

With a 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display that boasts 1920 x 1080 resolution, the Liquid Jade Primo has a better display than other handsets such as the Apple iPhone 6s. Moreover, it will have a 21-megapixel back camera with dual LED flash and 8MP front camera. Based on the same report by CNET, the Windows phone will also come with Continuum.

The wireless Continuum feature will allow a keyboard, mouse, or monitor to be connected to the smartphone, therefore making it like a desktop computer. Once everything is connected properly, the familiar start menu screen and applications will be shown on the phone’s screen.

Although it is exclusive to Windows 10 phones, Continuum is definitely a pretty neat feature especially for those who are always on the go. On the Windows Central website, a video of a demonstration of the wireless feature has been posted. In it, the Acer representative can be seen using the Jade Primo as his mouse and keyboard. He also accessed Microsoft PowerPoint to create a slideshow.

WMPowerUser reported that Acer intends to sell their new handset as a bundle with the dock for the Continuum. Another possibility is a bigger bundle that will include a keyboard, mouse, and Miracast-enabled screen.

No other details have been released by Acer so far, but it is sure that the handset will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM or better because this is the minimum requirement to run the Windows 10 operating system.