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Samsung Galaxy S Advance Gets A Big Price Cut In India

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First Posted: Mar 31, 2013 11:39 AM EDT

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Samsung GT-I9070 Galaxy S Advance, also known as the Galaxy S2 Lite, is an Android smartphone which was announced in January 2012 as an advanced variant of the original Galaxy S. The price of the handset has been reduced a lot in India.

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Over the years, Samsung has launched many smartphones to attract more and more customers to the brand globally. The Korean company has recently launched the Galaxy S4 which is due to release April onwards in various markets. Once new models make their way to the market it gets imperative that the price of older models reduce.

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Recently, Samsung Galaxy phones, including Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Grand, saw a price drop in India. Now online retailer Flipkart has also reduced the price of the Galaxy S Advance GT-i9070. The phone launched in 2012 was initially sold for Rs 26900 in India. Now Flipkart is selling the handset for Rs 14500. However, the Samsung Store is still selling the handset for Rs 19890.

The Galaxy S Advance sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with 800 x 480 resolution and 233 pixels per inch (ppi). The phone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, and is all set to get the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system update this year. The S Advance has a dual-core ARM Cortex A-9 processor clocked at 1 GHz complemented by a Mali-400MP graphics processor under the hood.

The Galaxy S Advance is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset has 16GB of on-board storage with the option to expand to a further 32GB using a microSD card. A 1500 mAh battery powers the handset which gives 7.33 hours of talk-time and 550 hours of standby-time on 3G.

Even though the handset is not a match to the top-end Samsung Galaxy handsets, it still has impressive features and at a reduced price the Galaxy S Advance may still attract customers.

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