Acer launched Jade Primo, a Windows 10 Smartphone that also turns into a PC

Acer Jade PrimoAt the IFA in Berlin today, Acer concluded its pre-IFA conference by showcasing a brand new smartphone that will turn into a PC when connected to the accompanying keyboard.

‘Jade Primo,’ the PC phone will use the new Microsoft Continuum feature in Microsoft’s newly launched Windows 10 OS to allow the device to successfully morph as a laptop replacement.

A new mobile focused operating system for the pocket PC will be released later this year.

Microsoft Continuum is mostly found in Windows 10 2-in-1 devices, where users which to switch between laptop and tablet modes. The feature will enable the Jade Primo PC phone running Continuum to turn into a desktop PC when connected to a larger screen.

Jade Primo comes with a super AMOLED 5.5-inch screen, a 21-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, with an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The pocket PC will be powered by Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 808 processor, unlike Acer’s new range of smartphones which are powered by Mediatek.

To turn the Jade Primo phone into a PC, one needs to buy a docking station and accompanying accessories like a keyboard and a wireless mouse.

The pocket PC will run universal Windows 10 apps, in addition to the x86-based apps that are compatible with ARM-based chipsets, like the one that powered the Jade Primo.

Acer Primo is a much better Windows-powered smartphone we’ve seen of late.

Acer is yet to reveal more details on its feature or the pricing. The Jade Primo is expected to go on sale in 2016.

Avatar
Christy Gren
Christy Gren is an Industry Specialist Reporter at Industry Leaders Magazine; she enjoys writing about Unicorns, Silicon Valley, Startups, Business Leaders and Innovators. Her articles provide an insight about the Power Players in the field of Technology, Auto, Manufacturing, and F&B.

Recent Posts

FCC rejects petition to stay Ligado Network’s 5G rollout

FCC rejects petition to stay Ligado Network’s 5G rollout

The Federal Communications Commission rejected by a vote of 3-2 on Tuesday to freeze the rollout of Ligado Networks’ nationwide mobile bro...
6 hours ago
Oil prices rise on hopes of big stimulus money

Oil prices rise on hopes of big stimulus money

The crude oil prices showed an upswing with Brentwood going up to $56.08 a barrel and the US West Texas Intermediate crude oil selling at $5...
7 hours ago
Kia bags Apple Car production deal

Kia bags Apple Car production deal

Apple Inc.’s much-coveted Apple Car could be produced by Kia Corp. at the latter’s manufacturing facility in the United States. The Sout...
7 hours ago
Food Stocks to Lookout for in 2021

Food Stocks to Lookout for in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a resurgence in recent weeks and talks of normalcy are still far away, even with the vaccinations. For invest...
1 day ago
Big Three Credit Agencies: Who are they?

Big Three Credit Agencies: Who are they?

Credit rating agencies are risk assessment firms that provide ratings on the creditworthiness of bonds and other debt instruments. Investor...
1 day ago
Pat Gelsinger takes over Intel, expected to focus on manufacturing and execution

Pat Gelsinger takes over Intel, expected to focus on manufacturing and execution

Pat Gelsinger, the ex-chief technology officer of Intel, will be taking over the reins at the chip-making tech company Intel on February 15 ...
1 day ago