The Samsung Galaxy S Advance has just made an appearance at the FCC, and the device is shown supporting AT&T bands. Reports show that it has also been approved for WCDMA bands 850/1900, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC. Near the beginning of February an Advance was spotted in the wild, but before then we had heard a bit about the device’s rumored specs.
It will sport a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 768MB RAM, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). You’ll also find it has a 5MP rear shoot and 1.3MP front-facing video cam. From these specs it’s obvious this device is a perfect median between the earlier Galaxy S line and more recent Galaxy S II’s. We predict it should retail around the $536 range, and potentially less depending on its launch date. Eric Schmidt informed the public that Android devices would reach the more affordable margin soon, and when that takes place it’s only time until the mid range devices decrease in price too.
We had said earlier that this phone was scheduled for a February release in Russia, but it turns out we should assume an international release is taking place in the next couple of days. We hadn’t seen any proof of it hitting the US until now, so AT&T customers can look forward to having another mid-range device to check out before deciding on a purchase. It could very well be upgraded to Android 4.0 down the road too, as it has decent enough specs to run it smoothly. Plus, as new release it is more likely to be served before previous devices.