Earlier today we told you all about the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S Advance and how it sits somewhere between the Galaxy S and SII in terms of technical specifications, now we can confirm that this exciting-sounding smartphone will be getting a Three UK release.
Currently no pricing or release date information has been revealed by the UK’s fastest growing mobile network, but as the Galaxy S Advance boasts comparably inferior specifications to the SII it is safe to say that Three will sell you it for less than its big brother. The SII currently sells for £429.99 outright or for free if you agree a 24-month contract costing you at least £30 per month – so it looks like the Galaxy S Advance should undercut this and become a good option in the mid to high-end market.
When compared side-by-side with the SII the S Advance is pretty similar, it boasts a 4-inch curved AMOLED display, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and a dual-core 1GHz processor. This is by no means on par with the SII’s 4.3-inch flat display, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and dual-core 1.2GHz processor, but still pretty impressive none-the-less. Perhaps the lower-end hardware will help deliver longer battery life than the SII, this is one area where last year’s top-end Samsung smartphone was criticized.
If Three price the Samsung Galaxy S Advance correctly it could be a huge hit in the UK this year, but currently there’s nothing more to tell you. When we hear more we will keep you posted, below we have embedded Three’s video where we get a sneak peak at the shiny new device.
Bearing in mind the SII prices, how much would you pay for the Galaxy S Advance in 2012? We think £400 outright or free as part of a 24-month contract costing £25 per month could be tempting…