Two days ago, Samsung had formally announced the new Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 handset. Now the Philippinian TechPinas blog managed to get the hands-on with the Galaxy S Advance handset. The handset is deemed to release officially first in the South East Asia before Europe and US.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display which is the same one used in the first Galaxy S GT-I9000 handset. Samsung has consciously taken the user comments into consideration and changed the back panel of the Galaxy S variant. At the back, the Galaxy S Advance has a 5 megapixel camera and LED Flash for clicking good quality photos even in dark. This camera is capable of recording 720p HD video.
Thankfully the TechPinas has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S Advance sports a dual-core ST Ericsson NovaThor U8500 mobile processor. That is something new and surprising. Coupled with 768MB RAM, the smartphone comes with 8GB internal storage.
The Galaxy S Advance is said to run Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread with TouchWiz UI layered on top of it. The boot time of this smartphone is said to be faster and the 3G network connectivity has also been boosted.
With support for 3G network (up to 14.4Mbps) the Galaxy S Advance will feature only 1500mAh battery which is as much as the Galaxy S GT-I9000 and lesser than the Galaxy R GT-I9103 with 1650mAh battery.
Samsung plans to introduce Galaxy S Advance for 22,990 Philippinian Pesos (Rs. 26,492 approx.) in Philippines. We can expect this smartphone to be available in India by around second half of this year unless Samsung has other plans. In recent past, Samsung has introduced several Galaxy S variants – Galaxy S LCD (GT-I9003), Galaxy S Plus (GT-I9001), and Galaxy R (GT-I9103).