Samsung Galaxy S Advance will hit stores in February

News Anjum Dhir 12:06, 31 Jan 2012

Samsung’s new mid-range smartphone Galaxy S Advance runs on Gingerbread and sports a 5-megapixel camera

Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S Advance smartphone today. Positioned between the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II, the mid-range handset will start retailing from next month.

Like all of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones, the S Advance is a powerhouse of features. Its curved design houses a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels. Powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor, it offers 768MB of RAM and an internal storage of up to 16GB. 

The latest Galaxy handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box and offers HSPA 14.4Mbps connectivity. It comes equipped with a 5MP camera and features Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Samsung Hubs and ChatOn services are pre-installed on the phone as well.

The Galaxy S Advance also features Find My Mobile, a lost-phone management system that ballows a user to track his phone from the web and delete its data in case it is stolen or lost. 

Samsung is marketing its new phone as a combination of power, style and performance and has promised easy multi-tasking and better response speeds on it. According to Samsung’s press release that BGR got its hands on, the Galaxy S Advance will begin its global roll out with Russia, where it will hit stores next month. It will then make its way to Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.  

It will be interesting to see how well Samsung does with its new offering, especially since it runs on Gingerbread and plans about an ICS upgrade haven’t been released yet. 

 

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