The 4.8 inch Iconia Smart S300 arrives in the Indian Market

Acer has launched the Iconia Smart S300 smartphone in India, which with its 4.8-inch display, could be called a tablet-smartphone hybrid like the Dell Streak. The Acer Iconia Smart S300 has been priced at Rs. 28,990 exclusive of taxes, and should be available across leading retail stores in the country. The device was first introduced back in June, as the Iconia Smart A300.

Acer Iconia Smart S300
Acer Iconia Smart S300

Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Acer’s Breeze 4.2 UI, the Iconia Smart S300 packs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor part of the MSM8255-1 chipset, and has 512MB of RAM. Its 4.8-inch display bears a resolution of 1,024×480 pixels, and, has a 21:9 aspect ratio.

In terms of Connectivity, the Iconia Smart has HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA/UPnP/hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR, a mini HDMI port for ‘Dual Display’, as well as microUSB v2.0. The Iconia Smart S300 ships with a document viewer, and has Acer’s media sharing system for easy media sharing on home and social networks. It also has a dedicated mic for active noise cancellation, as well as Dolby Mobile sound enhancement for audio playback.

Other specs include 8GB of built-in storage which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD, 512MB of ROM, an 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flashlight and 720p HD video recording, 2MP front-facing camera, a six-axis gyroscope, and a 1,500 mAh battery that is rated to deliver a standby time of 450 hours, and 11 hours of talktime. The 4.8-inch Iconia Smart measures in at 13.6 mm in width, and weighs 185 grams.

Mr. S. Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India said,

Today, consumers are extremely technology savvy and depend heavily on that one gadget which more often than not is usually their smartphone. Acer’s ICONIA Smart is the perfect accessory for both technology enthusiasts and fashion conscious consumers.

An Overview of the Iconia S300′s features

  • Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 4.8-inch Capacitive touchscreen
  • Acer’s unique UI
  • 8GB Internal Memory, expandable via MicroSD card
  • 8MP camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash, 2MP front facing camera
  • 6-axis motion sensor
  • WiFi, Bluettooth, GPS, FM Radio, HDMI Port

The Acer Iconia S300 priced at Rs 28,990 in the Indian market.