This is the second time the Galaxy S Advance launch gets postponed in the UK. Initially slated for a February 6 release, the smartphone’s availability was pushed to February 27.Although major retailer Clove UK promised that the Galaxy S Advance would be available for purchase starting February 27, it appears that the phone was delayed once again.
Unfortunately, those who were waiting to grab this one unlocked and SIM free will have to wait a few more weeks, as Clove UK posted a new release date for the smartphone.
According to the retailer, Samsung Galaxy S Advance is due for release during week commencing March 26, which means the phone was postponed for another month.
The reasons behind Samsung decision to delay the Galaxy S Advance are unknown for the moment, but the smartphone was showcased last week at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.
According to Samsung, “the Advance I9070 is the latest addition to the Galaxy S range. The Advance is an evolution of fellow Galaxy S successor the Galaxy S Plus, featuring more processing power and a refreshed design.”
The smartphone is powered by Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, but might get the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade by the end of the year. Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface also runs on top of the mobile platform.
In a world of quad-core smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S Advance would be a mid-range device. The phone is equipped with a dual core processor clocked at 1GHz and packs 8GB (16GB) of internal memory, 768MB of RAM, 2GB of ROM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
There’s also a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, as well as a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display (480 x 800 pixels) that features Corning Gorilla Glass coating.