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    Acer Liquid Gallant Duo landing in August with rock bottom price and above average specs


    Ice Cream Sandwich. 1GHz Processor. 1GB RAM. 4GB Internal Storage. 4.3" QHD Display. 5 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash. Oh, and Dual SIM. Available in white and black. All for <£150? Admit it, you're intrigued aren't you!

    The specs above belong to the Acer Liquid Gallant Duo, which is not only the worst named phone in the history of the world, but also an interesting new assault on the low end market from the disappointing-of-late Acer.

    The full specs...

    • 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

    While their recent releases have been underwhelming, I do have fond memories of my original Acer Liquid, despite it's more-flexible-than-a-rubber-band construction.

    The big unknown on the spec sheet is the 'MTK 6575', not a CPU i'm familiar with, but it apparently has been shipping out on all sorts of cheap Chinese devices (you know the ones I mean) already.

    The ALGD (as it shall now be known) is slated for release 8th August 2012, in both black and white, via Expansys priced at only £148.99!

    As the champions of low cost devices, this is a device MoDaCo will definitely keep a keen eye on!


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    paul i think i would try it. Just that Acer hasnt done too good with phones

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    Did that read Dual SIM :) Now, that is something very useful if you like to keep costs down with mates payg free 1-1 calls or one phone sim and one broadband sim. Don't think the ERA has that! So how much will an ERA be is the question based on the pricing of this lovely?? Agree, not an ACER fan but looks promising, anyone wanna buy a g300 :)

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    Did that read Dual SIM :) Now, that is something very useful if you like to keep costs down with mates payg free 1-1 calls or one phone sim and one broadband sim. Don't think the ERA has that! So how much will an ERA be is the question based on the pricing of this lovely?? Agree, not an ACER fan but looks promising, anyone wanna buy a g300 :)

    bro put it up on gumtree. i sold mine, but the idiot is selling it for more :(

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    zte era is quadcore so not sure why it was mentioned db. grand x is dual core.

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    Guess it depends on price and partnerships? But, ok, hands up you got me, doh. I meant to say Grand X.

    Honestly ZTE, it doesn't help when you change names from Mimosa to Grand, have to remember three names for 2 phones.

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    The MTK6575 is actually a single core 1GHZ Cortex A9 based Soc which uses the now rather dated PowerVR SGX531 GPU. This soc powers just about every chinese made clone and loads of other phones from more reputable chinese manufacturers too including ZTE and Lenovo.

    Similarly speced phones like the lesser known but pretty decent chinese branded Zopo zp5oo are available for as low as £100 from chinese exporters...

    http://android-sale....roid-phone.html

    This is a very competitive price point from Acer though and this chipset actually boots the phone very quickly and the ICS builds are actually pretty damn good despite the aged GPU.

    I also think this soc will out perform the Qualcomm msm7227A found in the Huawei Ascend G300, despite the older A9 architecture.

    It is also worth noting MTK have released an upgraded 1.2ghz dual core version of this chipset called the MT6577, unfortunately they have stuck with the same GPU. There is already a lenovo phone and a couple of others out in China running the 6577, although it is very new to market.

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    I'm sure I've read somewhere that this is a single core CPU phone and not a dual core processor?? Unless I'm mistaken?

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    Yeah it's single core, read my comment above, gives a bit more info

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    The Duo in "Acer Liquid Gallant Duo" refers to the dual sim (as in Alcatel Blaze Duo, Samsung Player Duo and Lg Cookie Duo) rather than dual core.

    Though by the same logic the Huawei Ascend D Quad should have 4 sims (rather than the 4 cores it has)

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    Looking tidy....

    Pre-order at expansys been removed apparently

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