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Acer announces Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo

This pair of Android 4.0 smartphones is set to arrive as early as September.

The Acer Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo arrive in September. Engadget

Acer today announced a pair of Android smartphones with entry-level specs and budget-friendly price points. The two handsets, the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo, are identical across the board save for the dual-SIM capability of the latter.

Details for the Gallant models include a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and a 5-megapixel camera. Running the most recent version Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4), the phones are rounded out with the typical Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, and microSD expansion. On the software front, Acer has largely left Android alone, adding in an enhanced lock screen, improved notifications, and preloading Swype, plus the Polaris Office Viewer.

The Liquid Gallant Duo is expected to arrive in September, followed by the Liquid Gallant, with both offered in Gentle Black and Ceramic White color options. According to Engadget, pre-orders for the dual-SIM model have been available since July with a £149 ($230) off contract price tag. Acer advises in the press release that it will have both models on display at IFA later this month.