Samsung Introduces the Galaxy S Advance

Jan 31, 2012

New addition to Android-powered Galaxy portfolio delivers power and style

Samsung Electronics today announces the latest addition to its Android powered Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy S Advance, which features a sleek curved design with dual-core performance.

The Galaxy S Advance strikes the perfect balance of style and performance. Powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity, the Galaxy S Advance delivers great versatility and a highly responsive interface for easy multitasking – allowing smoother screen transitions, faster image processing, plus enhanced Web download and browsing.

The Galaxy S Advance features a 4.0" Super AMOLED display which provides the stunning visuals Samsung Galaxy smartphones are renowned for, displaying photos and videos captured with the device's 5MP camera in unparalleled colour and vivid clarity.

Running on Android Gingerbread and featuring Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, the Galaxy S Advance enables users to stay connected through Samsung's Hubs range, including Music, Reader and Game Hubs. Samsung's cross platform communication service, ChatON, is also provided, bringing together into a single community by using phone numbers instead of usernames and passwords, allowing for easy instant messaging, group chatting and sharing content in multiple formats 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 enabling customers to trace their lost phone directly via the Web or even delete the device's data remotely – ensuring personal information remains safe.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division said: "We are very excited to launch our latest handset from the Galaxy family – the Galaxy S Advance. Our aim is to build on the features we know our customers enjoy and add to the choice of smartphones we offer. Our Galaxy range has proven extremely popular and we have no doubt this latest sleek and powerful addition, with its curved design will be greeted the same response when it is released in the UK. "

The Galaxy S Advance will be available in the UK later this year.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Product Specifications:

Network
HSPA 14.4 Mbps 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
EDGE / GPRS 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Processor
1GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display
4" WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED display
OS
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Camera
Main (Rear) : 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
Sub (Front) : 1.3 Megapixel Camera
Video
Codec : MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX, VC-1
Recording / Playback : 720@30 fps
Audio
Codec : MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AC3
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5 mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
Value-added
Features
Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel UX
Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies 2.0 / Samsung Kies air / AllShare
ChatON (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Readers Hub (Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Music Hub
Game Hub
*Service availability differs by region
GoogleTM Mobile Services
- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,
Syncing with Google Calendar™
Polaris Office
Find My Mobile
A-GPS
Connectivity
Bluetooth® technology v 3.0 High Speed
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n
Sensor
Proximity, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Light, Gyroscope
Memory
8 / 16 GB User memory + 768 MB (RAM)
MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
Size
123.2 x 63 x 9.69 mm, 120 g
Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 1.500 mAh


* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most sustainable