Samsung are once again confusing the hell out of consumers by announcing the I9070 Galaxy S Advance. In what looks like a far more realistic upgrade to the original Galaxy S, the new model supercedes the pointlessness of the S Plus which has failed to make an impact. On anyone.
The Advance includes a 4.0 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and made of scratchproof Gorilla Glass. Two variants with either 8GB or 16GB will be available and can be supplemented by a microSD card. The noticeable difference from the original is the presence of a dual core 1GHz processor and an LED flash for the 5 megapixel camera. The usual excellent media compatibility includes DivX and is complimented by TV out functionality. WiFi and Bluetooth is standard with DLNA services covered by Samsung’s All Share app. The phone will be available in black and white and availability by the end of the first quarter 2012.
The confusing aspect to this is why Samsung feels the need to release it at all. I cannot see a wide difference between this and the Galaxy Road (which seems to have dried up somewhere). If the S range is supposed to be bleeding edge, why confuse people by having various ‘S’ models? Are Samsung ditching the ‘R’ range?
And a word for anyone working at Phones4U: this model replaces the Galaxy S Plus which replaced the original Galaxy S. Not the Galaxy Ace which was always a mid-tier device. Next time you lie to my mother and sell her an inferior phone under false pretense I will come after you with a USB data cable and a pair of pliers. Capiche?