Samsung Officially Announces the Galaxy S Advance

Our friends at Samsung have today announced a new smartphone headed for many different regions around the globe. It’s called the Samsung Galaxy S Advance and is positioned as a mid-range smartphone despite having what some would consider  high-end specs.

We’re getting a 4 inch Super AMOLED display with a 1GHz dual-core processor (make and model unknown), 768MB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and more.

“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,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

The device will be headed to Russia first with availability starting this February. From there, it will be gradually rolled out to CIS, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Latin America and China. Read on for full press details.

Samsung offers style and power with GALAXY S Advance

January 30, 2012

Latest addition to Android-powered GALAXY portfolio delivers sleek curved design with Dual Core performance

 

 


SEOUL, Korea – January 30, 2012 – 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.

 

“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,” 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 Advance’s curved glass design enhances handling of the phone and fits the user’s facial form easily and naturally. Its 4.0” 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 device’s 5MP camera can be enjoyed with vivid clarity.

 

The Samsung user experience

 

Running on Android Gingerbread and featuring Samsung’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 users’ 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.

 

Samsung’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 formats—images, video, voice, contacts, calendar—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 device’s data remotely.

 

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  • UniqueNate

    I love Sammy, but what is the point of all these variants? Is it because the original can’t and won’t get ICS?

    • sc0rch3d

      different countries’ / carrier’s requirements? (just a guess, i have no idea)

    • z0phi3l

      Not everyone wants or can afford a top of the line phone

  • http://Phandroid deh2002

    I just wish we could get a say device here in the states with the physical home button.

    • Quboid

      I do like my SGS2’s physical home button, but I’d give it up in exchange for gaining a capacitive search button like some (all?) of the U.S. variants have.

      • Jonamafun

        Hold down the option key and there’s your search…

        • Quboid

          The works at the home screen but not in apps jnless they especially support it :-(

  • GlennStile

    If they price this right i think it could be another nail in the iPhone coffin.  Many people have held onto their 3GS / 4 since the 4S is expensive and showed no real improvements.  A high quality yet cheaper SGS2 could be very popular

    • Henners

      Step up the Samsung Galaxy R……

    • DroidDoesnt

      Nail in the iPhone coffin….that’s hilarious! Like Android is on the verge of killing the iPhone……boy you’re a riot!!!

  • http://twitter.com/RooPappy Robaroo Papelbon

    Why make this?  It looks like the same specs as 3 other phones they have released already.  The more phones they make, the less likely they are to push updates to yours.

  • 1ofdakoolkidz

    I love you Sammy, especially my Galaxy Nexus but let’s be honest this is to directly fight the iphone 4. Think about it, Apple put out an iphone 4 in an 8gb model and they no longer have a 16gb iphone 4 Sammy in directly compying the business model, cause, well, it works.

  • Quboid

    Maybe this is the i9300 you mentioned a week or so ago? I know it’s a somewhat midrange device but it could have new manufacturing techniques which warrant a higher version number.