BERLIN -- Smartphone makers have been putting the power of personal computers into users' hands for years, and now Acer Inc. is looking to put the power of gaming PCs into phones with its Predator 6. Launched in conjunction with the IFA consumer-electronics trade show here this week, the handset will feature a decacore processor paired with 4 gigabytes of RAM. While the screen size and resolution weren't revealed, the device's name alone in the context of the company's previous naming conventions indicate it likely will measure 6 inches diagonally.
Adding to the Predator 6's gaming credentials are four front-facing speakers and dual motors to provide haptic feedback for gamers -- and, most important, the black rear of the phone is decked out with a striking Predator logo in bright red.
The Predator 6 would "dominate" any games thrown at it, and, thanks to its motors, it would "handle like a gaming controller," Acer said during a press conference Wednesday. Details about its price or release date were not announced by the company, but the Predator 6 will join the firm's other Predator offerings. Announced in April, these products include desktops and laptops, including an Android gaming laptop, as well as monitors. The product range has been designed for "serious gamers, members of what we call the Predator Tribe," Acer said.
Details about the availability of the 8-inch Predator gaming tablet were also revealed, with Acer saying it would go on sale Nov. 6 for $300. Running the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) mobile operating system, the tablet features an 8-inch display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. It is powered by Intel's Atom x7 processor. It is 8.7 mm thin and weighs 350 grams. And it has 64 GB of internal storage, plus support for microSD cards of as much as 128 GB.