Acer has announced a new midrange Android smartphone called the Liquid E1. And despite not being at the top end, it comes with Android Jelly Bean.
The Liquid E1 has a 4.5-inch screen with a 960 x 540-pixel resolution, which is nowhere near as sharp as the Galaxy S3 or iPhone 5. Inside is a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage.
On the imaging side, there's a 5-megapixel camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facer. So while the specs are solid, it's very much a midrange affair.
A rival to the Nexus 4?
With these specs, we'd expect the E1 to be quite affordable, but Acer hasn't revealed a price yet. No doubt we'll see more of it at Mobile World Congress at the end of next month.
Seeing as the Google Nexus 4 is still out of stock on Google Play, this could be a decent rival for anyone looking for Jelly Bean on a budget. The Nexus 4 is available from networks, but costs much more than buying direct from Google.