Another week, another addition to Samsung’s lineup of Galaxy smartphones. Today the Korean company has announced the Galaxy S Advance — a mid-range Android-powered handset boasting a 1GHz dual-core processor, and a 4-inch Super AMOLED display.
Samsung was expected to announce a new device this week after its model number — i9070 — was leaked over the weekend. And while this certainly isn’t the company’s latest flagship device, it appears to be an impressive mid-range smartphone, with an attractive design similar to that of the original Galaxy S II, and internal specifications that are perfectly capable of handling your everyday tasks.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance Specs
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- TouchWiz user interface
- 4-inch Super AMOLED display (480 x 800)
- 1GHz dual-core processor
- 768MB of RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- HSPA 14.4Mbps
In addition to that TouchWiz UI, the Galaxy S Advance boasts other Samsung software, such as the company’s ChatON messaging platform, Find My Mobile, and Samsung Hubs. It’s a shame, however, that it isn’t Samsung’s second smartphone to ship with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. There’s no word on whether or not this will be available later, either.
JK Shin, President of the IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, believes the Galaxy S Advance combines style and versatility:
“The GALAXY S Advance adds to the successful track record of the GALAXY smartphone range with a phone that combines power and style with all the versatility of Samsung’s Hub services.”
Samsung hasn’t announced pricing for the handset just yet, but the company has confirmed that the device will be available in Russia starting from February, followed by a gradual rollout in, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Latin America and China.
What do you think of the new Galaxy S Advance?