Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 Price in the Philippines, Features, and Other Info: The Galaxy S Advance, also known as Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070, is a new smartphone from Samsung. Although not yet released in other parts of the globe, the smartphone has been around in the Philippine market for quite some time now. It is rumored to be a potential entry of the company at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It is the new Galaxy S phone model and appears to merge in between the Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II.
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 has a slab form factor. Aesthetically, it has a rather sparse look. Its front fascia contains only a single physical button at the bottom bevel that accesses the homescreen, as well as two capacitive keys for menu and back. Above are some small holes for the speakers, sensors, and front camera. The Samsung logo appears both on the upper bevel and at the back while the front is covered with a single glass sheet.
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 has a back panel that is greyish with a textured crisscross to add to the aesthetics as well as on the feel of the device. The phone’s girth is around 0.38 inches that makes it definitely not as thin as the Samsung Galaxy S II but nonetheless it is comfortable to hold and fits into a pants pocket easily. It weighs 0.26 pounds.
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 utilizes a powerful 1 GHz dual-core ARMv7 (VFPv3, NEON) as its processor. For its graphics, it uses a Mali-400 MP GPU. The device comes with the Android version 2.3.6 or Gingerbread as its operating system. Speculations about the device however gather that it is open to an upgrade to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich once the smartphone is released in other markets and the operating system is already available.
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 is dressed in Samsung’s very own TouchWhiz user interface. It utilizes 768 MB worth of RAM. Two versions of the phone are available; one contains an internal storage size of 8 GB, while the other contains 16 GB worth of memory. The smartphone has a microSD card slot however that can support an external expansion card of up to 32 GB. Other ports include a microUSB port and a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. The phone contains the typical array of sensors: Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Gyroscope, Accelerometer.
As for connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 has an HSPA connectivity with a rate of up to 14.4 Mbps. It also supports 3G and GSM. For the latter, it provides a total of four types of frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, and 850. For the WWAN aspect, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 supports UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS. It also has Wi-Fi support at 802.1 b/g/n, as well as built in GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with HS. As for the software itself, the phone includes among others Hubs and ChatON applications as well as connection with a media-streaming site called AllShare.
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 has a 4-inch screen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, and an S-style curve, similar to that seen in the Galaxy Nexus. It is also Super AMOLED-type so the display comes out very vivid, bright, and with laudable viewing angles.
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 features a 5-megapixel rear camera like the original Galaxy S model, except that the Galaxy S Advance now has a single LED flash with autofocus. The camera is also able to record videos in HD at 720 p and at 30 frames per second. The phone has a front-facing camera with 1.3 MP sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 is categorized as a budget-friendly smartphone. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 will be available to the rest of the world starting in Russia this February, then in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Latin America and China.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070 Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 22,500.00