Sunday, August 05, 2012

Soon to be released Acer Liquid Gallant smartphone bringing 3D SRS Sound on the cheap

Acer SRS

If Android ICS, 1GHz Dual Core Processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB RAM, 4.3" capacitive QHD Display and 5 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash was not enough to convince you to drop about 198 EUR in this handset, then think twice...

According to the printed Acer4U catalog being distributed in Thailand (August - September 2012), the Acer Liquid Gallant will add Spatial SRS Sound on top of its already impressive (for the price) list of features (click on the image below to enlarge the specification icons).

Acer Liquid Gallant catalog
Scanned page from the Acer4U summer catalog

This handset is supposed to fill the gap between the budget Acer Liquid Glow and the premium (and very promising) Acer CloudMobile, making an overall hot summer for Acer in re-entering the smartphone arena.

Remarkably, all these 2012 handsets will sport a nearly stock (vanilla) Android experience (which is nice and I hope others will follow) and should be widely available from Acer retailers in a few weeks.

Acer Liquid Gallant (unofficial) specifications:

  • CPU speed: 1GHz, MTK 6575 
  • Platform: Android Ice Cream Sandwich 
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz / Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz / (Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent) 
  • Dual SIM 
  • Memory: Internal phone storage: 4GB / RAM: 1GB / microSD slot (up to 32GB) 
  • Display: 4.3-inch touch screen with qHD resolution 
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna 
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor 
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 3.0 + EDR / Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n / 3.5 mm stereo audio jack / Standard micro-USB 
  • Camera: 5 megapixel camera, LED flash 
  • Battery: Li-ion battery 1500 mAh 
  • Weight: 145 grams with battery 
  • Dimensions: (LxWxT): 129 x 65,9 x 9,9 mm