Samsung recently announced that its new Galaxy S Advance smartphone would be available internationally. However, it appears that the first country to confirm the release of the device is UK.
Even though only one UK-based carrier said that it would offer the Galaxy S Advance, we can safely assume that other will follow soon.
Several leading retailers in the country might start offering the smartphone for pre-order as well, but customers may want to wait until one of the carriers makes it available for free on select plans.
”Our Galaxy range has proven extremely popular and we have no doubt this latest sleek and powerful addition, with its curved design will be greeted the same response when it is released in the UK,” said Simon Stanford, managing director, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division.
Shortly after Samsung came forward with the official Galaxy S Advance announcement, Three UK confirmed it would carry the smartphone, though the carrier did not unveil any details regarding its price or exact release date.
“With Mobile Word Congress just around the corner, we’re gearing ourselves up for lots of exciting smartphone announcements. So we’re going to start as we mean to go on by talking to you about Samsung’s latest offering, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance. I’m happy to confirm that it’ll be coming soon to Three,” said Sylvia Chind, head of Branded Handsets, Three UK.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance is a slightly lower Galaxy S II and comes with a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels resolution), as well as Corning Gorilla Glass coating. The phone runs Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and is powered by a 1 Ghz dual-core processor.
It also packs 8GB/16GB of internal memory, 768MB of RAM, 2GB of ROM, microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB), 5-megapixel rear camera, and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.