MWC 2012: Samsung Galaxy S Advance i9070 and Ace Plus S7500 hands-on
Although not exactly a high-end smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance is an elegant device that packs enough features to satisfy those who don’t really need the latest and greatest tech.
The handset has a 4 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass, TouchWiz 4.0 UI, HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, 5MP rear camera with 720p video recording and LED flash, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 1GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB RAM, and 8GB / 16GB of internal memory.
The Galaxy S Advance currently runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, and there’s no word when (or if) it will be updated to Android 4.0 ICS. It was supposed to be released in Europe this month, but it looks like the launch has been delayed to March.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 is also running Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, and this one is almost certainly not going to get Android 4.0 ICS. It’s smaller than the Galaxy S Advance, as it only has a 3.65 inch HVGA display. Other features: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, and 3GB of internal memory.
Like the Galaxy S Advance, the Galaxy Ace Plus was initially supposed to arrive in Europe this month, but it’s not available yet. It should be starting March, though.