It comes as no surprise that Samsung built up on its Galaxy S line of smartphones, considering the success it had garnered a couple of years ago. This prompted the brand to launch the Galaxy S LCD and more recently announce the Galaxy S Advance. The latest handset from Samsung’s S series of smartphones, the Galaxy S Advance was recently announced and this is a handset that one has to surely look forward to. The smartphone was expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Conference event in Barcelona, later this month, but it appears that Samsung couldn’t wait to introduce to the world the next edition from this line of their smartphones. A couple of days ago, the handset was captured in the wild and now the handset has been snapped again, courtesy of Filipino tech site, TechPinas with even better pictures and a video showing off Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.

Faster boot time expected with this version of Gingerbread

Faster boot time expected with this version of Gingerbread

Here is a look at the specifications of what the Galaxy S Advance will feature:

  • Model – GT-I9070
  • Dimensions – 123.2 x 63 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight – 120 grams
  • Processor – 1 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 NovaThor U8500 Chipset
  • RAM/ROM – 768 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM
  • Camera – 5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1.3 MegaPixels front camera
  • Audio and Video Playback – MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HS, HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • Internal Storage – 8GB or 16GB plus microSD card slot
  • Battery – Li-Ion 1500 mAh
  • Extra features – Curved Corning Gorilla Glass Screen, SNS integration, Google Services Suite, TouchWiz UI


The website states, “Samsung Galaxy S Advance runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS. This specific version of the operating system supposedly comes with faster boot time, support for 3G connectivity speed increase, and several other security and performance improvements.”

As for pricing, no official information is yet available, but a UK retailer, Clove is allowing one to pre-order the Galaxy S Advance for £295, which translates to approximately Rs. 20,368, excluding taxes. Let us know your reactions in the comments below.

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