Samsung Galaxy S Advance unsheathed (from MWC 2012)

Samsung Galaxy S Advance unsheathed (from MWC 2012)What do you mean Samsung is saturating the market with an endless stream of painfully similar Galaxy products? Choo crazy, mang.

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance was rumoured a few weeks ago, and quickly followed by an official press release, and now Sammo has brought a handful along to Mobile World Congress.

The Samsung Galaxy S Plus took the original Galaxy S and upped the processing juice from 1GHz to 1.4GHz single-core. This new chap is more in line with the Samsung Galaxy S II. Sort of. If you think you’re confused, my phone-loving friend, imagine what Joe Average must think.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance specs include a 4in Super AMOLED display (480 x 800), a 1GHz dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage and 768MB of RAM.

In terms of camera action, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance has a 5MP rear shooter, with 1.3MP on the front so you can show people the insides of your nostrils during video calls.

Somewhat surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance will ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), though we expect an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) – or at least a ‘Value Pack’ (can’t see Sammo living that one down any time soon) – will follow in due course.

Whispers from Sammo’s Mobile World Congress stand suggest there might also be NFC support and an 8GB variant by the time the Samsung Galaxy S Advance hits the UK. When will that be? Probably Q2.

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matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 29, 2012 at 16:21

Is this exactly the same phone as the Samsung Galaxy R that never came out in the UK? Kinda like an SGS1.75...

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 29, 2012 at 16:23

My bad, this is SAMOLED 4" whereas the Galaxy R was SLCD 4.2"...that's literally the only difference I can see.

lcurdie / MOD  Feb. 29, 2012 at 16:43

I think we can forgive you for confusing the many, many, many - oh so freakin' many - Galaxy phones, including the regional variants. It's getting pretty ridiculous with all this Plus and Advance stuff too.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 29, 2012 at 23:49

I agree whole heartedly, it's getting ridiculous. It annoys me they wasted time and money producing this crap when they could have been getting the S3 out sooner (I understand the S2 is still selling etc, besides the point).


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