I thought the NIVIDIA SHIELD gaming tablet sounded pretty gimmicky when it was first announced, and while I still think that, I can’t deny that it’s a solid device. That being said, it wasn’t exactly a smash hit because the market for gaming mobile devices is still hilariously small, but that’s not stopping Acer. The company announced the Predator 6 smartphone this morning, which it claims “will dominate any games you throw at it.” Buzz words aside, the device does come with an insane 10-core processor and 4GB of RAM, so even if it’s a gimmick, those specs are still pretty damn good.
As part of its IFA announcement this morning, Acer teased an upcoming product which could have any spec-hungry smartphone fans drooling with desire. It didn’t give all the details, but what it did share is enough to get us to stand up and pay attention. Acer’s Predator 6 smartphone will feature a ridiculous deca-core (10 cores!) MediaTek Helio X20 with 4GB RAM and four front-facing speakers. This is designed to be a mobile gaming power-house. Its internal specs are made to handle even the most intensive gaming, while the four speakers will create an immersive experience. If that wasn’t enough, it also has a 21MP camera on the back, because why not? No other details were shared. We don’t know pricing or availability. We don’t even know for certain if it’s going to run Android, they didn’t say. It’s safe to assume that it will be an Android device given the specifications and that the Predator 8 is launching soon, and definitely runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. We’ll keep you updated once the phone gets an official announcement with all the important details. Update: It definitely runs Android.