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Samsung Galaxy S Advance unveiled

Dual-core 1GHz processor features in latest handset to join Galaxy range

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S Advance, the latest smartphone in its range of handsets that run Google's Android operating system.

Powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor, the Samsung Galaxy S Advance features a 4in Super AMOLED touchscreen display and benefits from Wi-Fi and HSPA connectivity up to 14.4Mbps. The handset, which runs Gingerbread, Google Android version 2.3, also comes with a 5Mp camera with LED flash on the rear and a 1.3Mp front camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance measures 123x63x10mm and weighs 120g. Available with either 8GB or 16GB of memory, support for a microSD card means this can be expanded by up to 32GB. The Samsung smartphone also features Find My Mobile that enables users to track their phone's location and remotely wipe their data should they misplace the handset.

"We are very excited to launch our latest handset from the Galaxy family – the Galaxy S Advance. Our aim is to build on the features we know our customers enjoy and add to the choice of smartphones we offer. Our Galaxy range has proven extremely popular and we have no doubt this latest sleek and powerful addition, with its curved design will be greeted the same response when it is released in the UK. ," said Simon Stanford, Managing Director, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division.

Samsung said the Galaxy S Advance will be available in the UK later this year. It did not reveal an exact release date or pricing details.

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