Samsung Introduces Mid-Range Samsung GALAXY S Advance Smartphone

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Samsung has enjoyed much dominance in the smartphone arena, particularly with the phenomenal success of its award-winning GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note flagship superphones. The Korean consumer electronics giant is happy to fire into every demographic. There seems to be no stopping the Samsung factory as it churns out yet another iteration of Android-powered smartphone. We first saw and touched this at the Samsung Forum Asia 2012 in Bangkok. And now a new mid-range Android is here in Malaysia. Come welcome the GALAXY S Advance.

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Like the top-of-the-line GALAXY Nexus, the GALAXY S Advance features a special curved glass design, which enhances handling of the phone and fits a user’s face more naturally. Despite being a somewhat budget phone, Samsung has managed to squeeze a 4.0″ Super AMOLED display into the phone. The new smartphone also comes with a 5MP camera with flash.

Powering the “baby GALAXY S II” is a dual-core 1GHz processor with support of HSPA 14.4Mbps connectivity. It runs only Android Gingerbread 2.3 unfortunately (though expected of a midrange phone), but should get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) in the future. On top of Gingerbread is of course, the Samsung flavoured TouchWIZ interface, seasoned with Samsung Hubs and ChatON services.

The Samsung GALAXY S Advance retails at RM 1,299 and is available from early May onwards at all Samsung retail outlets and authorized dealers.

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Style and Power with the Samsung GALAXY S Advance

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Samsung introduces Malaysia to the latest Android-powered GALAXY portfolio with sleek curved design and Dual-Core performance

Kuala Lumpur, 16 April 2012 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics, a leading global mobile phone provider today announced the availability of the Samsung GALAXY S Advance into the Malaysian market. Designed for those who define themselves by the phone they carry, the mid-range Android™ smartphone strikes a balance of style, power and performance.

Users will now be able to enjoy an even more intense experience with the Samsung GALAXY S Advance’s curved glass design, which enhances handling of the phone to fit user’s facial form easily and naturally.

With the 4.0” Super AMOLED display, users will enjoy stunning visuals, which they have come to expect of Samsung GALAXY smartphones, offering unparalleled color reproduction and ensuring that photos and videos captured with the device’s 5MP camera with flash can be enjoyed with vivid clarity.

Speaking on the introduction of the new device, Mr. Kwon Jae Hoon, Managing Director, Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn Bhd said, “The Samsung GALAXY S Advance adds to the successful track record of the Samsung GALAXY smartphone range with a phone that combines power and style with all the versatility of Samsung’s Hub services while demonstrating Samsung’s continued commitment to innovation.”

Powered by a Dual-Core 1.0 GHz processor and HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY S Advance has been built with power and connectivity in mind, delivering great versatility and a highly responsive user interface for easy multitasking. Application start-ups are faster with virtually no lag time, and the user experience is boosted with smoother screen transitions, faster image processing, and enhanced Web download and browsing performance.

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Running on Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, the Samsung GALAXY S Advance enables users to stay connected through the Samsung Hubs and ChatON services. Users can also immerse in a vast variety of games with the hugely popular Game Hub, which offers access to thousands of catalogued games supplemented by gamer news feeds and news.

Samsung’s cross platform communication service, ChatON connects all phone users into a single community using phone numbers instead of usernames and passwords, provides an easy instant messaging, group chatting and sharing of content in multiple formats—images, video, voice, contacts, calendar—to make messaging simpler and more intuitive than ever.

The Samsung GALAXY S Advance also features Find My Mobile, a unique lost-phone management system that ensures secure phone data encryption in case of phone loss, and that enables users to trace their lost phone directly via the Web or even delete the device’s data remotely.

The Samsung GALAXY S Advance retails at RM 1,299 and is available from early May onwards at all Samsung retail outlets and authorized dealers.

For more information on the new Samsung GALAXY S Advance, please visit or visit Samsung U-nivez Facebook page at


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  • Zaiman Noris

    Should I get this or find used Galaxy S2 non G? Do you think this model will be popular among developers. 

    /i’m into modding.

    • Vernon Chan

      If you’re into modding, you’re already on the correct platform 🙂

      My advice is get the S II, Nexus or the Note. The GALAXY S Advance isn’t too shabby though, for the budget-conscious. 

      • Zaiman Noris

        I’m on a tight budget. Looking for something less than 1.5k. Excluding the fact  about the modding, which model you think best value at 1.5k?

        • Vernon Chan

          S II/Nexus. You can definitely pick one up (brand new) for less than RM1.5K 🙂

          Nexus for street-cred, and pure Google experience. S II has better hardware. 

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