Samsung unveiled Samsung Galaxy S Advance smartphone today expanding its Galaxy line of smartphones. Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 will go on sale in Russia starting February and gradually be rolled out to CIS, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Latin America and China. US is absent is absent from the list of countries this phone will go on sale.
Galaxy S Advance comes with dual core 1.0 GHz processor, 4-inch display with 800×480 Super AMOLED screen, 8/16GB of memory and 768 MB of RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), IceCream Sandwich would have been much better for the OS. It comes with a 5MP camera with LED Flash and 1.3MP front camera.
Samsung Press Release below
Samsung offers style and power with GALAXY S Advance
Latest addition to Android-powered GALAXY portfolio delivers sleek curved design with Dual Core performance
SEOUL, Korea â€“ January 30, 2012 â€“ Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S Advance. Designed for those who define themselves by the phone they carry, the GALAXY S Advance strikes a balance of style, power and performance. It will be available in Russia starting from February, and then be gradually rolled out in CIS, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Latin America and China.
â€œThe 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 Samsungâ€™s Hub services,â€ said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
Dual Core performance, curved design and Super AMOLED display
Powered by a dual core 1.0 GHz processor and HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity, the GALAXY S Advance has been built with power and connectivity in mind, delivering great versatility and a highly responsive user interface for easy multitasking. Application start-ups are faster with virtually no lag time, and the user experience is boosted with smoother screen transitions, faster image processing, and enhanced Web download and browsing performance.
The GALAXY S Advanceâ€™s curved glass design enhances handling of the phone and fits the userâ€™s facial form easily and naturally. Its 4.0â€ Super AMOLED display provides the stunning visuals users have come to expect of Samsung GALAXY smartphones, offering unparalleled color reproduction and ensuring that photos and videos captured with the deviceâ€™s 5MP camera can be enjoyed with vivid clarity.
The Samsung user experience
Running on Android Gingerbread and featuring Samsungâ€™s TouchWiz user interface, the GALAXY S Advance enables users to stay connected through the Samsung Hubs and ChatON services. Music Hub offers a full music store experience with access to over 11 million tracks and the ability to fully personalize usersâ€™ own music catalogues. Readers Hub offers access to over 2.3 million e-books, 3,500 magazine and 200 newspaper titles; while the hugely popular Game Hub offers access to thousands of catalogued games supplemented by gamer news feeds and news.
Samsungâ€™s cross platform communication service, ChatON connects all phone users into a single community using phone numbers instead of usernames and passwords, provides aneasy instant messaging, group chatting and sharing of content in multiple formatsâ€”images, video, voice, contacts, calendarâ€”to make messaging simpler and more intuitive than ever.
The GALAXY S Advance also features Find My Mobile, a unique lost-phone management system that ensures secure phone data encryption in case of phone loss, and that enables users to trace their lost phone directly via the Web or even delete the deviceâ€™s data remotely.