Another new entrant in the smartphone arena is the Samsung Galaxy S Advance which will apparently make its presence felt across various regions in the upcoming months. The handset sports a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display endowed with a neat curved glass design, proffering resolutions of 480 x 800p.
The S Advance is complete with a 123.2mm x 63.0mm x 9.69mm chassis and tips the scales at 120g. Besides Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi, it is capable of HSPA connectivity at a speed of about 14.4Mbps. This Gingerbread slice has been embedded with a 1GHz dual core processor and a standard Li-ion 1500mAh battery to power up the device. Users can choose between the 16GB and 8GB options and if they still need more storage space, a microSD card of up to 32GB can also be fitted in.
“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,” states JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
Coming to the snappers, the rear panel has been incorporated with a 5MP AF camera featuring LED flash, while a 1.3MP one adorns the front of the device. Apart from the pre-loaded Google services and access to the Android Market, users can download ChatON and the Readers Hub via Samsung Apps. Needles to say, the handset proffers access to the Music and Game Hubs as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance release date and price details have not been spelled out precisely, but it is known that the device will initially be rolled out to Russia in February. It will then be gradually shipped to Southeast and Southwest Asia, Latin America, China, CIS, Europe, Africa and Middle East.