Acer has announced two new mobile devices running Android's Ice Cream Sandwich almost a week before they were due to be unveiled in Berlin at consumer electronics fair IFA (August 31- September 5).
Acer announced the release of the Liquid Gallant Solo (single sim) and the Liquid Gallant Duo (dual sim) terminals on August 21.
The two devices basically have the same specs, apart from dual or single sim capacity, boasting a 4.3 inch display with qHD resolution, 1 GB of RAM, a 1GHz MT6575 processor and 4GB of internal storage (which can be expanded with a Mirco SD Card), a 5-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi capabilities, and run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
In addition, the smartphones, which are available in black or white, sport an enhanced surround sound system and come pre-loaded with a SWYPE keypad.
Both phones come courtesy of the cheaper MediaTek hardware platform and therefore should be on the more affordable end of the smartphone spectrum.
Other manufacturers expected to unveil mobile devices at this year's IFA include Sony, which is expected to drop the Xperia T and Xperia SL, and Samsung, expected to reveal the next gen tablet/smartphone hybrid Galaxy Note II.