Acer's president of smartphone ST Liew has revealed to Pocket-lint that the company will soon be launching a 3.5-inch Android device, which we believe will launch as the Acer Liquid ZX.

"We believe that we will capture small-screen smartphone and large-screen smartphone," said Liew. "A lot of people have started abandoning 3.5 inch. No, we are going to persist on 3.5 inch and we are going to make a 3.5 inch suitable for a segment of people that treasure smaller screen devices."

The mention of "large screen" was in reference to the company's new phablet, the Acer Liquid S1, which measures in at 5.7-inches. Earlier in the interview when talking about industrial design, Liew had asked EMEA vice-president of smartphone Allen Burnes if he had "the ZX".

"I can't show you, Allen stopped me from showing it to you," said Liew with a chuckle, before telling us some of the plans anyway. "We are going to announce a 3.5-inch device pretty soon which is proud to be small."

Acer also told us that its emphasis for smartphones was on enabling the hardware and creating a user experience without over-engineering elements unnecessarily.

We don't have an exact date for launch other than "pretty soon", or any other specs, but Acer is certainly excited about its 3.5-inch handset. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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