Having made a premature appearance on their website last week, Acer has gone and officially announced their latest entry level Android smartphones -- the Liquid Gallant, and Liquid Gallant Duo. Basically the same phone, the Duo as the name suggests is a dual-SIM device.
Running what looks like near stock Android 4.0.4 out of the box, and coming with on-screen buttons, the 4.3-inch, qHD Gallant isn't a bad looking old Hector for the entry-level market. Additionally Swype will come pre-installed as a choice of keyboard. Coming in a choice of Gentle Black or Ceramic White, the devices will go on sale in September and will be shown off at Acer's booth at next weeks IFA 2012 show in Berlin. The full press release can be found after the break.
Acer launches Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo - Everything you need in the palm of your hand
Acer announces a winning twin of smartphones, the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo. With their advanced features and rich functionalities, these smartphones are the perfect companions of modern day’s explorers.
From the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, to the dual-sim dual stand-by model, ideal for globetrotters or for who wants to choose the better rate, these smartphones are designed to offer an enhanced user experience.
The Liquid Gallant and its dual-sim twin brother, the Liquid Gallant Duo, sport a 4.3-inches display with a qHD resolution, offering a clear and detailed rendering of every image and text on screen. The unique design, that makes the Liquid Gallant (Duo) so comfortable to hold in your hand, is further enhanced by the power button placed on the back of the phone, so that lighting the screen when you slide it out of your pocket has never been more convenient. The Liquid Gallants are available in two colors: Gentle Black and Ceramic White.
“This new Acer smartphone mission is quite simple: bring the best experience to all the modern days’ explorers, which results in creating a very affordable phone with no compromise on performance and usability” says Allen Burnes, SPBG EMEA Vice President.
Indeed the Liquid Gallants combine powerful processors and plenty of memory to enjoy an exceptional browsing experience. They run Android ICS 4.0.4 for a smooth and user-friendly performance. As usual, Acer has improved the user experience, adding cool touches such as the convenient unlock screen, the improved notification area, the famous Swype keyboard and more.
The 5 MP rear camera with LED flash deliver advanced features for an extraordinary experience. Taking a one-time shot in a circular path you’ll be able to capture a 2.5D view of your beloved. With automatic smile detection, you’ll never miss a person smiling. You can take pictures with higher contrast and rich of details and easily assemble them into a single panoramic photo. What’s more you can set the focus point where you want simply by touching anywhere on the viewfinder.
Finally, the Liquid Gallants bring a premium clear and loud sound experience to the users with enhanced Surround Sound, whether they are used as hands-free conference devices or as portable music players.
The Liquid Gallant Duo will start hitting the shelves in September 2012, closely followed by the Single-sim variant.
Come discover these striking twins at the Acer booth at IFA - Hall 12 booth 101, from Aug. 31st to Sept. 5th.
At a quick glance, it surely has Samsung Nexus/Galaxy design traits.
If you're going to use the word "liquid" in your phone, it needs to be water proof.
^^What he said
By not spending a ton of money on their own skin, an making deliberately feeble attempts at locking down their boot loaders Acer manages to get phones and tablets out the door with decent specs at decent prices. A virtually stock phone.
Easy to hack.
Yet still no respect from the android community.
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