Samsung have launched a new mid-range smartphone in the Galaxy series. The Galaxy S Advance was announced yesterday and some reports are filtering in that the phone has already surfaced in some Asian countries. The new phone will feature a 4 inch Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass touch screen with a pixel density of 233. Built as the successor of the hugely successful Galaxy Ace, the S Advance will also sport 768MB internal RAM with inbuilt 8GB or 16GB storage. The phone’s memory will be expandable through microSD to 32GB.
A 5MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash this time comes with a complementary front-facing 1.3MP secondary camera. The Galaxy S Advance comes with smile detection and touch focus, two features that were lacking in the Galaxy Ace. Shutter speed has also markedly improved from the 15fps of the Ace to the 30fps of the S Advance on an improved 720 pixels picture quality.
This new entry to the Galaxy family of phones will have a Dual Core 1GB Cortex A9 processor and shall run Android Gingerbread, probably with support for Ice-cream Sandwich through a firmware update. Samsung have also included their Hub markets including Game Hub and Social Hub as they try to engage users on their own platforms rather than having them shifting to other third part platforms. Roll out of the new phone will be done gradually beginning with Russia through to Europe, Africa, Middle East, South-east and South-west Asia, Latin America and China. Samsung have skipped the US and this is probably owing to the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note in the US market.