Acer is apparently working on a new Liquid Jade Primo version, this time running Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the software side.
The Windows 10 Liquid Jade Primo made quite some waves, rocking neat specifications to make the most of Microsoft's latest mobile OS. It's also like a breath of fresh air to see a new Windows smartphone that's not from Microsoft.
Acer officially announced the rollout of its Liquid Jade Primo Windows 10 smartphone at CES 2016 earlier this month, but it now seems that a new variant is in the works.
The existing Liquid Jade Primo comes with model number S58, but a different version with model number Acer S58A surfaced on Geekbench. The benchmark listing details some specifications and performance, and reveals that this version runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The extra "A" in the model number could well stand for "Android," as the rest of the specifications seem unchanged.
As a reminder, the Acer Liquid Jade Primo features a 5.5-inch display with a full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 3 GB of RAM to keep things running smoothly. In terms of storage capacity, the smartphone packs 32 GB of internal locker space.
German site DrWindows.de speculates that this Android version could be Acer's backup plan for the smartphone. The OEM initially hoped to launch its Liquid Jade Primo back in November 2015, but eventually delayed the release until this year. That delay could be tied to the late release of Windows 10 Mobile.
Either way, it's worth pointing out that the Acer Liquid Jade Primo doesn't have any Windows 10 logos or branding. This means that if Acer decides to release an Android version as well, it wouldn't have to make any manufacturing changes.
With no official word from ASUS regarding an Android-powered Liquid Jade Primo, however, it's best to just wait and see what happens. Benchmark tests don't necessarily mean an imminent release for the device in question.
For now, the Windows 10-powered Acer Liquid Jade Primo is still fresh and on the rise, showing great promise. Our Liquid Jade Primo vs. Microsoft Lumia 950 specs comparison shows a tough battle and things seem to be looking up.