The original Samsung Galaxy S was announced nearly two years ago but today, Samsung has announced a refresh which Samsung is going to call the Galaxy S Advance. Now powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and supporting quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as quadband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA up to 14.4 Mbps, the Galaxy S Advance has been built with power and connectivity in mind. Running on Android 2.3/Gingerbread, 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 and photos and videos can be captured with the device's 5 megapixel camera, which finally also comes with a supporting flash LED!
Featuring Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, the Galaxy S Advance enables users to stay connected through the Samsung Hubs and ChatON services. Samsung'S 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. The Readers Hub offers access to over 2.3 million e-books, 3,500 magazine and 200 newspaper titles; while the Game Hub offers access to thousands of catalogued games supplemented by gamer news feeds and news.
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.
Samsung said in its press release that the Galaxy S Advance 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. A price wasn't announced as well as no word if Samsung plans to release an Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade after.
Cheers ~ Arne