Samsung GALAXY S Advance and GALAXY Pocket Officially Introduced in India

The smartphones will soon go live at leading authorized retailers

South Korean handset maker Samsung has just announced the upcoming availability of Galaxy S Advance and Galaxy Pocket phones in India.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance and Galaxy Pocket will be available via major retailers across the country for a suggested retail price of Rs 26,900 (520 USD or 395 EUR) and Rs 8,150 (160 USD or 120 EUR), respectively.

According to IBNLive, with the launch of these two devices Samsung has a portfolio of 19 smartphones available in India.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a mid-range phone, which is powered by Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system integrated with the company’s TouchWiz 4.0 user interface.

The smartphone packs a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz and 768 MB of RAM, which should be enough for a possible Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

Furthermore, the Galaxy S Advanced embeds 2GB of ROM, 8GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).

In addition, the device sports a stunning 4.0-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels) that features Corning Gorilla Glass coating for extra protection.

There’s also a 5-megapixel rear camera that features autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, as well as a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Pocket is a budget-friendly device that comes with a much smaller 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen (240 x 320 pixels), as well as a sub-par 2-megapixel photo snapper with video recording.

On the inside, the phone is equipped with an 832 MHz single-core processor and 3GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy Pocket runs Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform with TouchWiz UI on top. It also features HSDPA and Wi-Fi support, FM Radio with RDS, as well as GPS and Bluetooth 3.0.


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