UK to get Samsung Galaxy S Advance April 30
Destined to be dwarfed by the Galaxy SIII
Published: 27 April, 2012
While all the buzz lately has been surrounding the Galaxy SIII and the elusive details of its release Samsung has announced the availability of its Galaxy S Advance in the UK which should turn a few budget-conscious heads. The handset might not come close to the high-end prowess the Galaxy SIII promises but anyone looking for a reasonably spec'd device could do worse than the Galaxy S Advance. As the name suggests it offers improved hardware over the original Galaxy S but isn't quite up to the standards of the Galaxy SII.
The screen size remains the same at 4" but this version of the Galaxy finds itself with a dual-core 1GHz processor. In addition to this it also offers a higher 768MB of RAM and comes with 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded with a microSD card up to 32GB. Rounding out the specs are a 5mp camera on the back, a 1.3mp one on the front and it offers the usual 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
As an added incentive to anyone prone to losing their smartphone the handset also comes with a "find my mobile" feature allowing the device to be traced using the internet or data to be remotely deleted. On the down side, at least for those eager to taste Ice Cream Sandwich, the handset is going to ship with Android 2.3 installed rather than 4.0.
While April 30 is the day it will officially go on sale in stores several online retailers are offering it now for around £330 SIM-free. For those who prefer their phone on a contract it's going to be available from Phones 4 U and Vodafone as well. With the Galaxy SIII due to be officially launched on May 3 the Galaxy S Advance is destined to disappear in the shadow of its bigger brother though is certain to make for a more affordable handset.