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The Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes by, we film the whole thing

Samsung is dead set on filling every niche, whether big or small, in the smartphone market, offering a Galaxy phone as a choice for just about every occasion.

You’ve got low range droids, high end droids, durable waterproof droids, “phoneblets” and lets not forget, yesterday’s flagships that are today’s midrange shooters.

The Galaxy S Advance is built on the well received foundation of the Galaxy S but expands its possibilities to new heights. It’s somewhat oddly placed almost neck and neck with the Galaxy R but there could be market-related strategies at hand.

It offers the same Gorilla Glass protected super AMOLED WVGA display as the Galaxy S but swaps the single core Cortex-A8 for two Cortex-A9′s. RAM has been upped to the respectable 768 MB and the 5 MP camera now has a generously powerful LED flash and the front-facing camera is now 1.3 MP and not VGA.

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance with Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II

HSDPA speeds are doubled to 14.4 Mbps and the latest TouchWiz version 4.0 covers Gingerbread 2.3.6. You can be almost certain that ICS will enter at some point too.

Despite the extra ambition the Galaxy S Advance hasn’t gained almost any weight – it’s a dismissibly 1 g heavier and even 0.2 mm thinner.

And if you’re patient we’ll be bringing you a full review of the Galaxy S Advance soon.


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