Samsung’s GT-I9070 Is the Galaxy S Advance

A new dual-core smartphone headed to next month's MWC 2012

Samsung GT-I9070 is one of the latest Samsung mobile phones to be spotted on the web recently. The handset has even received FCC approvals, though nothing was known regarding its name.

Today, however, we learn that it would arrive on shelves as the Samsung Galaxy S Advance, which is in line with its model number, GT-I9070 (the original Galaxy S arrived on shelves with model number i9000 attached to it).

The new Galaxy S smartphone is expected to feature capabilities that make it worthy of the Galaxy S II line, though there are some cutbacks that push it only to the Galaxy S family.

For example, there is a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, which is smaller than the one featured on the Galaxy S II, and which delivers only a WVGA (800 × 480 pixels) resolution.

However, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S Advance will arrive on shelves with a dual-core application processor clocked in at 1GHz and capable of delivering increased performance capabilities.

The specifications list of the new mobile phone also includes a 5-megapixel photo snapper, with LED flash and support for 720p HD video recording capability.

The yet unannounced Samsung Galaxy S Advance smartphone is said to pack a 1,500mAh battery inside. Moreover, it should sport a new outer design when compared to the older models.

Clearly, the specifications list of this mobile phone put it above the Galaxy S lineup, though they are beneath those of Galaxy S II.

The smartphone runs under Google’s Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system at the moment, though it could get a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future.

Rumor has it that the new device will be officially unveiled to the world at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Nothing has been officially confirmed yet, but it should not be too long before we learn more, so stay tuned.


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