This is as fresh as fresh gets!
Officially announced by Samsung just a few hours ago and rumored to be unveiled in Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain happening by the end of February, Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 had already found its way to our humble TechPinas Hideout in Manila, Philippines!
Let me tell you, the beauty of this handset can only be matched by how solid it feels in the hand. Samsung has clearly outdone itself yet again with the design and construction of this device. I mean, just look at it:
Flaunting a curved Gorilla Glass touchscreen (just like the more expensive Samsung Galaxy Nexus) and a metallic rim, Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a joy both to behold and hold.
But this phone is definitely not all looks no substance. A true member of Samsung's elite S-line, S Advance runs the latest version of Android Gingerbread OS, Android 2.3.6, with its Dual Core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 768 GB of RAM. Multimedia features are also covered; You get a 5 MegaPixel camera with autofocus lens and LED flash, a High-Definition 720p video recorder, and a whole range of connectivity options including Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G HSDPA.
Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation told TechPinas that Samsung Galaxy S Advance should hit store shelves across the country within this month. The official suggested retail price is Php 22,990, making it a high-midrange, borderline high-end release.
More about this smartphone on TP soon. But to wrap up this particular entry in true TechPinas fashion, here are the complete specifications of Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070:
|Name||Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Dimensions||123.2 x 63 x 9.7 mm|
|Available Colors||Black, White|
|Operating System||Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread|
|Display||4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 NovaThor U8500 Chipset|
|RAM/ROM||768 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM|
|Camera||5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1.3 MegaPixels front camera|
|Video Capture||HD 720p 30 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263/MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player|
|Ports||microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HS, HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Internal Storage||8 or 16 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1500 mAh|
|Uptime||700 hours of Standby, 8 hours of Talktime (to be confirmed)|
|Value-Added Features||Curved Corning Gorilla Glass Screen, SNS integration, Google Services Suite, TouchWiz UI|
|Announcement||In the Philippines: February 2012|
|Price||Official SRP: Php 22,990|