Samsung Galaxy S Advance official: Android mid-ranger with two CPU cores

Samsung Galaxy S Advance official: Android mid-ranger with two CPU cores
Samsung just made the Galaxy S Advance that leaked this morning official, and the specs are quite likeable. Graced with a 4" Super AMOLED display with the obligatory 480x800 pixels resolution, the Galaxy S Advance was rumored to be Samsung's first effort with the 1GHz dual-core NovaThor chipset from ST-Ericsson.

This raised our suspicion that it is destined for China, as handsets like the HTC Z710t usually have this chipset specifically because it supports China Mobile's TD-SCDMA network. NovaThor iterations also support HSPA+ networks as well, and the Galaxy S Advance is listed with 14.4Mbps HSDPA radio, so we can very well see it in Europe as well.

There is a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, as well as a 1.3MP front cam - we don't know what's with Samsung, but the Galaxy R also has a dual-core processor, yet records "only" 720p video. ST-Ericsson lists on its site a NovaThor U5500 dual-core chipset, which has a 14.4Mbps modem integrated with up to 720p video recording, so that's what we might have in the Galaxy S Advance.

The rest of the specs are Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 768MB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal memory, and DivX/Xvid video codec support right out of the box. Not a bad configuration with a dual-core chipset, but we will spare final judgment until we get our hands on one, and put it through its paces.

source: Samsung & ST-Ericsson

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GALAXY S Advance
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.33h 3G talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Cool. I want one.

2. vivek_ananda

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

it will be considered only if they price it lower than galaxy r

3. im.awesome888

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

samsung should have released the galaxy S advance before rather than the Galaxy R.

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its a sign of the power and success of android smartphones that even mid tier handsets now have dual core.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

mid tier? this dual core handset is going to be low tier in just a few weeks when the SGS3 gets announced. the SGS2 is going to be mid tier. thats mind boggling. lol

5. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

This is what I call a real iPhone copycat.

9. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

This is what I call a real troll

7. PostalJim

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Som, you are truly an Apple idiot.

8. BlazinEmperor

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

If you read the reports carefully, you'll realise that Nokia made no LOSS from it's smartphone & feature phone segment, they only made about 30% less profit than last year, unlike HTC, Sony Ericsson & LG that made losses in their phone segments. So you read the financial reports wrong! Symbian saved the day for Nokia, Elop knows the strenght of Symbian, but he's trying to undermine it, if Nokia puts much commitment into Symbian, they'll be able to go back to where they were before Elop became C.E.O.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the only symbian that is in wide use on new phones now is symbian on dumbphones. that is not going to save the day for nokia.

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

If this is a mid-range Android device, then what are phones like the Evo/T-Bolt, Galaxy S, and Droid X considered? All the devices I listed have less RAM, only a single-core processor clocked at 1Ghz, and screens from 4-4.3in with the same resolution; which makes them lower spec wise than the Galaxy S Advance.

12. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

i think it would be more expensive than galaxy r.

14. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

the specs are lower than Galaxy R. CMIIW

13. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

still 2.3....who would buy a new android handset without 4.0.atleast they need to promise that its going to be updated..

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