IFA 2012 is just around the corner, and many of us are anticipating the new releases and announcements that follow. It seems it’s not just consumers that are anxious though, as Acer has now just announced two new phones ahead of the show – although they’re not really going to be a surprise for Android Authority readers.

The two new Android devices are both aimed at the entry-level, budget market, although they are still far from ‘basic’ phones. The Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo are essentially the same device, although the latter has dual-SIM capability.

What’s under the hood for the new Liquid Gallant models? The devices will feature a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB storage and a 5MP camera. Both versions will come with ICS on board and have other typical features like Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, microSD and WIFI.

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If you aren’t into custom software and prefer a vanilla Android experience, you’ll love the Liquid Gallant. The handset features an improved lock screen, improved notifications and a few small software preloads, but beyond that, Acer has pretty much left ICS as-is.

The first device to hit stores will be the Duo model that’s launching in September, with the regular Liquid Gallant expected to follow shortly after. Both models will feature Gentle Black and Ceramic White color choices. As for prices, what we know so far is that the dual-SIM is expected to set you back $230 without contract.

Andrew Grush
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