Acer has officially announced a pair of Android smartphones, the Liquid Gallant and the Liquid Gallant Duo, that target the low-end market. While Acer didn’t announce prices yet, these two phones look feature a spec that would make for nice entry-level options if they priced it right (and by “right”, we mean “cheap”). The two phones feature the same basic set of features – both have a 4.3-inch display, 1GHz processor under the hood, a 5-megapixel 720p-capable camera at the back, and running Android 4.0.4 out of the box – but the Gallant Duo gets its name from the dual-SIM support it has.
While they both don’t look like anything we haven’t seen before, two features stand out. The screen resolution, and the power button that they decided to position behind the phone, beside the camera lens (instead of the usual position along the edge). According to Acer, this position makes “lighting the screen when you slide it out of your pocket” very convenient.
We’re not sure how this improves that much from the usual designs available – or if this part of the phone experience is a game-changer – but it’s probably something you’re going to have to try out for yourself. Next chance is to do that before the launch is on August 31st, at the Acer booth at IFA, where they’ll be demoing the new phones.
The other thing? That 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen features a 960 x 540 resolution. That for a lot of pixels for a phone that’s expected to come with a budget-friendly price tag.
Other features include a 1500mAh battery that’s listed to give it a 6-hour talk time, Bluetooth, Wi-fi, and GPS connectivity, built-in surround sound, and black or white colors. The Liquid Gallant Duo will arrive first in September, followed “closely” by the single-SIM version.