Samsung Galaxy S Advance coming to Safaricom this month

Posted on Jan 7 2013 - 6:04pm by Martin Gicheru

samsung galaxy s advance

Samsung’s Galaxy S Advance is coming to Safaricom in the course of this month. Galaxy Advance is a 4 inch Android 2.3 Gingerbread device upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We are not sure whether it will come running Gingerbread or come upgraded to Jelly Bean, but this could be actually a good deal.

Other specs are HSDPA of upto 14.4Mbps, 5Mp Autofocus camera with LED flash and 1.3MP front camera, TouchWiz 4 UI, 1GHz processor, 480 x 800 pixel resolution, 16 million colours, Super AMOLED Multitouch Capacitive display, 1GHZ processor, 768MB RAM, 8GB/16GB internal storage options, 123 x 63 x 9.69mm dimensions and weighs 120 grams. Colour options are black and white. Connectivity features are Bluetooth v3.0, USB 2.0, Assisted GPS and mobile Airport. The battery is a 1500mAh Li-Ion one which can give upto 7hrs on 3G and 15hrs on 2G. Pricing for this device will be Kshs 30,000.

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  • chiromo

    …thought this phone had been around for the longest?

    • http://www.techweez.com/ Martin Gicheru

      It’s not necessarily a new device, but IMO it’s a counter to recent offerings by Samsung’s main competition, LG at a 30k price point. Would actually work if it comes running Jelly Bean.

      • chiromo

        doubt it runs jellybean but recent indications suggest it can be upgraded… still not sure how necessary that is considered the efforts involved and the small percentage of users who will actually upgrade. Most people i know with sIIs are still running the gingerbread that came with the phone i can bets that’s largely the situation world over