Since the Philippines is getting Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 ahead of Europe and even the United States, I figured I might as well share more in-the-flesh photos and post a quick hands-on video of the gorgeous handset.
SGSA in the TechPinas Hideout! Live! Thanks, Samsung!
From this angle, we can clearly see that the scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass screen of SGSA is curved. It's a cool design feature SGSA shares with its more expensive sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Like what I shared in the previous post, Samsung Galaxy S Advance runs Android Gingerbread with its Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 U8500 chipset processor. Some key features include a 4-inch 480 x 800 pixels SuperAMOLED display, 5 MegaPixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 720p video recorder, 768 RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microUSB 2.0 port, microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB, and a Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. As for connectivity, the phone supports Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G HSDPA up to 14.4 Mbps.
The hands-on video confirms that Samsung Galaxy S Advance runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS. This specific version of the operating system supposedly comes with faster boot time, support for 3G connectivity speed increase, and several other security and performance improvements. Note that Samsung has yet to confirm if SGSA will receive ICS firmware update.
Again, Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 is set to arrive in the Philippines within this February with an official SRP of Php 22,990. It will be available at all authorized Samsung retailers nationwide.