The Acer Jade Primo with Windows 10 Mobile may cost around $400

Acer has until now kept quiet on a price point for its upcoming Jade Primo smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile and support for its Continuum feature. That changed this week with a press event Acer held in the Philippines, where it announced a local price of PHP 18,990 for the phone, which is just over $408 when converted to US dollars.

Acer Jade Primo price

It's important to note that the price for the phone in the Philippines may not be the exact price for the device in the US or other parts of the world, but this does give us a general range for how much Acer might sell the Jade Primo. SemiCurrent also claims that Acer plans to start selling the phone in December 2015, which is a little earlier than previous reports of a 2016 launch for the Jade Primo. Hopefully we will get some concrete info on the phone, in terms of its availability and price, in the near future.

Source: SemiCurrent; Via: Reddit

105 Comments
  • If that's true they just beat out the 950 and XL
  • The Windows Mobile community needs to be open to other OEM products.  I know there's loyalty to Microsoft/Nokia/Lumia, but too much bias in that direction will work against the platform, not for it.  I have been using the HTC One M8 for Windows at work and it is the most premium Windows Phone device today.  Yes, I have used the Icon and 1520, but they are not as good as the HTC phone (except for the camera).  Again, if the camera is your most import feature, this isn't the phone for you.  If this price is true, and the phone is quality for aorund $400, we would be hurting our cause by not considering it because we only want a Microsoft phone.   
  • Exactly what I'm saying Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I really want the bigger screen in the 950xl.  So for me it's a no brainer. 
  • I'm definitly getting the Acer over the Lumia's. the M8 served me well untill it broke down and I'm on my NL830 atm, which is fine - but nothing amazing. But to be honest I have no use for a 2K screen and awesome camera, so I'm not willing to pay for that. 5.5" at 1080p is plenty for me. This Acer seems decent enough for my use.
  • For me, it would be Verizon availability. If this is on Verizon (and Lumias remain not on Verizon), I'm in.
  • Mind elaborating on the virtues of the M8 as opposed to the 1520?
  • Mostly metal, sound system and quality, on-screen buttons (preference), battery life, and better FF camera. Perhaps a hair faster too.
  • Just listing the difference doesnt make the phone better! lol. The M8 had bettery battery life? http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-lumia-1520-battery-life-test/
  • I'd agree with you if it wasn't foor the poor support post release by OEMs.. To give a little bit of background on this my first Windows 7 phone was the Samsung Omnia 7, it nearly didn't get 7.8 at all and that was delayed. Following this I had a LG Optimus 7, the battery life was poor and the phone would overheat. Upgrading to Windows 8.1 I got an HTC 8X, I think it's fairly well documented the problems that phone had with getting software updates and it's now pretty certain it isn't getting the upgrade to 10. I now have a Lumia 735 and I couldn't be happier with the support and updates. It's not a high end phone and I will be moving on to a 950 XL once it's released. After bad experiences with Samsung, LG and HTC in relation to Windows Phone/Mobile I would not recommend anyone other than Microsoft.
  • I hated the One M8 with an undying passion. No camera button, a sub-par camera, and on-screen buttons were major drawbacks. The metal body wasn't attractive to me, and it was extremely slick, meaning you basically had to have a case that his any aesthetic benefits to get a good grip. Granted, the on-screen nav buttons I hates are now on the Lumias, but y unlike HTC, MS gave us a removable back (battery swapping and visual customization), while throwing expandable storage our way as well. That's all a long-winded way of saying I'll consider another OEM when one makes a phone worth considering.
  • I hate the M8 for Windows, but not for Android. Not because of the device itself (although I do hate the camera), but the idea of paying a premium price for a hand-me-down. To me, there is 100% effort by HTC to make the best Android smartphone, and 0% effort/care for a Windows device. They couldn't care less about Windows Phone, and they only did it to expand their audience with no effort. Good business strategy, but as a consumer I really don't care how much money a company makes. I am not going to support a company that literally sticks WP into their leftover devices. Sure, it's better than other companies who don't even bother with that, but I would be pretty sad if Android and Windows all had the exact same phones. I think the combination of both hardware and software provdes the uniqueness and appeal of every phone.
  • I hated the hardware regardless. It's just the WP version was made worse by being compared to Lumia hardware, rather than Galaxy.
  • The problem is us wp users are so few, that even lumias are struggling. Imagine if the same population was sparse, Lumia line would die together with the others.
  • Offcourse camera is the most important thing about a phone!
  • I dont 'need' to be open to anyone other than what I prefer to use. I prefer to use Lumias and I likely will continue doing so as they are the best for me and 97% of the windows phone users. That's because we haven't been let down(most of us) by then. We have been burned by many of the other OEMs however.  Choice is good but I choose(and many others) choose Lumia because they are always the most reliable especially now that Microsoft is behind them.   Also, the M8 for its price point is not as good as a Lumia 1520 or Icon. You get more use(And far better support) from a Lumia 1520 and Icon withotu having to compromise. The defining features of a M8 are it's metal back(Most Lumia owners prefer polycarbonate it seems) and front facing speakers and an IR blaster. Despite being available on 3 carriers and for 2 of those carriers, it was the only flagship and had very little competition from Lumia for it to be 'best' it sold even worse than any other flagship.  
  • You're the guy who kept complaining about the bezel on the 950 renders.
  • Yeah you right except most window phones heads will disregard it because it's not a Lumia. SMH. I think all new WP10 (especially high end)will receive timely updates because MS can't ignore oem's. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • That is why Microsoft decide to make less device. 550, 950 family, ... and then that uncancelled one ... Saana if I'm not mistaken (still unclear about this though). By only providing low and high end, OEMs have their chances to fill the gap.
  • Yes but it's pig ugly.
  • Anyone want to complain about the bezel?
  • is Continuum requires USB type-C? If not, then it's just merely USB 2.0, and thus the price reduction happen. Also from processor, they just use an Hexa-core CPU, which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 808. With just FHD resolution on 5.5" screen (hence it still have about 300 DPI), the $400 price will be more reasonable. What makes Lumia 950 more expensive despite more than 50% similarity with Jade Primo (in case of specifications)?
    Lumia 950 has:
    - Better camera and image quality -- despite with just 1MP delta, I think L950 beats Jade's quality with their F1.9 aperture. Also with RGB flash (triple LED flash), who knows that it will spread more light than dual-LED one?
    - Better resolution (thus much more DPI also)
    - Better support -- Microsoft support, anyone?
  • There is also the fact that the android flagships were not beaten by the OnePlus, despite the much better price. The Jade Primo is welcome, even if the price will surely go up when reaching the other markets
  • Damn only if it came out with the Lumia 950's. I'll be getting Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Hey welcome Primo to the WM family. They wont beat 950 or 950xl.
  • doesn't matter if it beats 950 or 950 xl, just need windows marketshare and more people on the ecosystem
  • Who cares. It's a great phone at that price and will beat the Lumia 950's in developing countries. Especially since its comes with the mouse and keyboard Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Exactly, I already pegged this as my plan B phone of the 950 business didn't end up coming to Verizon. Almost all the same specs and in between the 2 sizes works for me coming from the 5" Icon.
  • It is not clear if the $400 price includes the bundle.  It sounds like a optonal offer. (SemiCurrent)
  • If it comes to Sprint (probably not) then they can take my $$$!
  • Nothing comes to sprint. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android because I am unfortunately with Sprint
  • They need to bring back Candice Bergen! =p
  • And isn't it supposed to be shipped with mouse/keyboard as they said?
  • Likely not for that price as they will have various packages/combos for sale.
  • I would have been surprised, yeah.
    That's still a nice price for a phone like this, tho
  • We mith have a winner
  • What are the specs?
  • Where you been? Lol Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Lol sorry didn't notice it xD. Hope it makes it to Verizon.
  • On the picture
  • http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Acer-Jade-Primo_id9610/fullspecs
  • Converting to INR, that's just over ₹25k .... Wow.. Could be a good buy..
  • Now this is wat I call a flagship
  • How does having 1080P resolution and costing $400 make it a flagship exactly?
  • Affordable flagship?  :-)
  • That was the Lumia 830. :-)
  • Because it doesnt look like the 950s that so many whine about :D  
  • Well until contaminate can do 4k what's the point
  • If it'll have AWS support, I may need to pick this up.I doubt Wind here in Canada will stock any more windows devices themselves, so buying a phone for me and my wife straight up gets costly every few years. 
  • Why do you need Amazon Web Services for your phone?
  • el-oh-el
  • He means advanced wireless service lte(1700 4 FDD)
  • This looks really promising...but my only problem is that it has 1gb ram. I think if it had at least 1.5-2gb ram ram it would be near perfect.
  • It is 3GB ram...
  • Is this with the dock? Waiting for all the Lumia apologists to hop in and tell us about how the 950's pricing is sane and all the "custom silicon" in the dock justifies an extra $100 on top of the $650 handset   950 and 950XL we'll see you on sale in under 2 months...
  • I think a lot boils down to the price conveying quality. If a product is priced much lower than competition, people may question the value.
  • Actually in this case it is the OEM name. (for me anyway)
  • Pretty sure it isn't with the dock but I'd still choose the Lumia over this, not because I think it's a bad phone but it's almost guaranteed that the camera on the Lumia will be way better. Instead of calling people out, why not let people decide how they want to spend their own money.
  • From what they said when they announced the phone, the dock is included.
  • 1. Microsoft is obviously trying to make room for OEMs.  2.  Dock is not really required to use continuum. 3. Microsoft dock is still better designed since you can still use the phone as a phone instead of it standing upright like Acer.
  • If I can set this phone up on Cricket, I will consider buying this phone, big time. It looks really nice and a nice size screen too.
  • Pretty much any GSM phone will run on Cricket.
  • any chance this phone works on Verizon?? (hey, someone has to ask, right? lol)
  • I saw the specs list and didn't see CDMA in there.
  • So torn. This seems good, though. I just don't know if I trust them to regularly update the device after release.
  • That is priced to sell.  Nice specs and capabilities.
  • $400 simply wow
  • nice and this phone comes with micro sd slot also, not limited to just that, great pricing and have continuum, let's hope bring in some sales for Acer and grow Msft Windows Ecosystem, maybe if Microsoft can do an offer like Purchase Lumia 950 or 950 XL within first month of when sales start and choose from a) Continuum Dock for $50 bucks instead of $100 b) Get free Office 365 home subscription with purchase of 950 or 950 xl c) Get $80 voucher to use at Msft Store, voucher lasts for 6 months only.............something along those lines............or advertise with XBox One and other products the flagship phones, get them in people's hands so they can know what the phones are capable of doing
  • Hopefully it goes to Verizon to finally stop all those "loyal" users crying over the 950......
  • The iPhone caused people to leave Verizon, we'll see if windows fans are that fervent.
  • @CJ Thunder, I would be that fervent, but only Verizon has coverage where I live, so they've got me over a barrel. However, even if all of us Windows Phone fans jumped ship, I'm not sure there are enough of us to make a big difference. The iPhone had a unique impact in that regard. That said, there are millions of us. That's not an insignificant number, so I would rule out hoping and trying to get WP fans to switch to ATT for the phones and then using that to leverage Verizon. At this point, I'm hoping the Acer will come to Verizon.
  • I still believe Microsoft should of paid the extra money to get the CDMA antennas on the SoC. I mean look at Google they said to hell with Verizon and they included the CDMA antennas on the Nexus 5X and users can at least insert a Verizon sim and get that phone working just fine. Verizon wont give the Nexus buyers a sim but if you already own a Verizon phone with a sim you can just use that one. Its an option you know. All we needed was CDMA: 800, 1900 MHz -____- damn you MS damn, you...
  • From what I've heard, Microsoft did build all of that into the phone, but then disabled the CDMA, because they worried that if it were listed in the promo material, even though Verizon will refuse to let these phone register on their network, Microsoft would get the blame and have to deal with returned phones. Of course, with your post as an example, they're getting the blame now anyway...
  • They really need make those on-screen buttons in different color (at least on presentation and leaks too) I thought it had huge bezels and it looked ugly
  • This type of competition can only drive down the price of the 950 and 950XL, which is good for everyone. Posted via Spaceship One
  • Damn $400 for high spec phone + dock and kb&m? Definitely a good deal.
  • misleading 'cause they're calling it "Full PC Experience" since its not yet
  • Yeah... 'full pc experience' like Surface RT was =/
  • Off topic : Can we install exe files on 950xl ?
  • No
  • Wow that is cheap! A very competive price indeed. That price is already inclusive of VAT, so it might be only 375 USD in Dubai.
  • I think $399.99 would work...if not then $349.99 and then add tax =p
  • Im currently assessing my computer habits and usage, and honestly, Continuum is good enough. Since I only browse the web, make Skype calls, fire up email, and watch tv/movies... The concept is a viable solution. And with a 400$ phone to make me do all that, well its quite brilliant.
  • Yup, continuum would definitely fit the bill. Also if you have a smart tv with miracast, you don't need the dock. Just use Bluetooth and miracast :P.
  • This thing have Qi charging?
  • Oh... that's a great question I hadn't even considered. I was looking at this as my salvation on Verizon, but I don't want to have to revert to wires for charging my phone. I have Qi chargers everywhere (bedroom, office, living room, car), all so that I can just set down the phone wherever I am to let it charge. If no Qi, that would be a huge negative for me, but I'll bet it doesn't have Qi...
  • Wow amazing. This Phone looks spectacular
  • I really want to see this device then compare it with the Lumia then I'll make my mind up as to which to choose.
  • Looks better then lumia
  • 400$ That's a really good price for the specs IMO
  • Seems there are 2..
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/two-acer-liquid-jade-primo-smarthones-r...
  • Thanx for the link. It might be possible that the 400$ one is the phone with the 2core version instead of the 6core
  • I like the phone but: Do you know the processor? Who is going to push the updated? Microsoft? I dont want to way for a maybe "Never happens update from Acer" like HTC and SAMSUNG does.
  • The processor is 808 and 3 gb of ram , the full specs are on the internet , the updates are from Microsoft directly
  • As much as I want this phone because it's more affordable the camera is a big thing with me (I'm currently editing 207 DNG files taken at a Convention) so I'm gonna have to stick with the Lumia. Camera aside though I'd say this phone would be perfect for me.
  • And this will come will mouse and keyboard , dang it , thinking of getting it
  • First off, I am biased against acer. They have a bad reputation for hardware that they have earned in my personal and professional dealings with them.   With that said, a phone is a different animal than a laptop. So I would give them a chance.  Next, the price point on the initial offering looks good. Kudos for a reasonable price on a solid phone. Remember, rarely is there such a thing as a 'bad product' only a bad price/value ratio... And the little extras they throw in are a nice bonus to the value equation. Third, I like that they use a 1080p screen. It is enough on my 6" 1520. Absolutely no desire to have a phone with such a high resolution that it costs me in terms of battery life. I wish one of the new Lumia options stopped at 1080p...  Fourth, and this is a deal breaker for me on a device over $200... No dedicated camera button... NO BUY! What is the point of having a multimegapixel camera if it takes you forever to start it. The best camera is the one you have on you, and if it takes too long to take the shot, the moment is often lost... The 1520 isn't as fast as a dedicated point and shoot, but I can turn it on faster than almost any other smartphone I have tested, android, ios or WP... And I can turn it on descretely even with the wallet case on and closed to snap whatever I need to take a picture of... Very very d