Acer makes it official; properly announces the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo smartphones

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We saw a brief teaser when Acer posted some details last week, however as of today we have gotten an official announcement for the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo smartphones. The handsets were detailed in terms of specs, however we are still waiting on some of the finer points — you know, the pricing and specific release dates.

As far as the phones go, we have the Liquid Gallant and the Liquid Gallant Duo. Both devices will have a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GHz MT6575 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 1500 mAh battery and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash. Other goodies will include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR and availability in both Gentle Black and/or Ceramic White. In terms of Android, the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo will be running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Some other perks and points worth noting, Acer stated that the Liquid Gallants will have enhanced Surround Sound and a power button that sits on the backside of the phone “so that lighting the screen when you slide it out of your pocket has never been more convenient.” The one difference between the two devices — as the names would imply, the Liquid Gallant Duo is a dual-SIM handset.

Lastly, the Liquid Gallant will be available beginning in September with the Liquid Gallant “closely following.” The handsets will also be on display during IFA which runs from August 31st through September 5th.

Keep reading to check out the full press release…

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.

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