Samsung first introduced the Galaxy S4 Advance back in June, offering a beefed up version of the flagship S4 that switched a Snapdragon 800 in for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 chip. The device initially launched in South Korea as the Galaxy S4 LTE-A, making use of the country’s LTE-Advanced Network, but starting today it will also be available to French subscribers on Orange France’s network.
The Galaxy S4 Advance sports a quad-core processor clocked a 2.3GHz and supports cellular speeds of up to 150 Mbps on LTE. Otherwise, it’s the exact same device as the original S4, offering a 13-megapixel camera, a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of onboard storage with microSD support, NFC, and a 2,600mAh battery. Orange France is charging €689.90 off-contract or €69.90 with a two-year Origami contract at €79.90 per month.
If you already own a Galaxy S4 there’s no reason to upgrade to the Advance model; Samsung’s flagship smartphone is still one of the best Android devices out there, and it works perfectly well with a Snapdragon 600 under the hood. Then again, if you were thinking of upgrading to the S4 from an older phone you might as well pick up the Advance variant for the faster LTE support.