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Acer V360, An Affordable Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Smartphone

Acer might make its debut on the Android Jelly Bean-powered smartphone market with the V360 model, pictured below.

As far as I know, the Taiwan-based company doesn’t have any other smartphones in its portfolio that are running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Therefore, the Acer V360 might get a lot of attention since it’s running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and has an affordable price.

Most of the smartphones launched by Acer in 2012 are running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while Acer V360 leaves the factory gates with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on board, while the technical specifications are decent-enough.

We are dealing with a terminal that packs a 4.5-inch display with qHD resolution, 5 megapixel camera on the back, 3G connectivity, front-facing VGA camera, and a dual-core 1 GHz processor. Unfortunately, we don’t know which is the manufacturer of the chipset underpinning the Acer V360, but I am glad to announce you that the device weighs in 140 grams and is 9.9 mm thick, decent dimensions for a low-end terminal.

According to a Japan-based website, the Acer V360 will be available in two body liveries, white and black. The release date of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered is yet unknown, while the rumor mill speculates that V360 will have a price around $300, contract free.

In other words, Acer V360 will be the company’s first Android 4.1-based smartphone, while the tablets line-up already¬†accommodates¬†a Jelly Bean-powered tablet, Acer Iconia A110, also an affordable alternative, priced $230.