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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Planning New Galaxy S Smartphone

Samsung is planning yet another Galaxy S smartphone, whose specifications list sounds a lot like the Galaxy R which costs around £300 in the UK and resembles a cheaper version of the Galaxy S2.

A report on Sammyhub claims that the phone, otherwise known as the GT-I9070 or the Galaxy S Advance, comes with a dual core processor clocked at 1GHz (our guess is the ubiquitous Nvidia Tegra 2), a 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA capacitive display as on the original Galaxy S, and like the latter a five megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording.

Other features include a front-facing camera, a thicker profile (compared to the Galaxy S2), a headphone jack, a 1500mAh battery and it runs on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.

The ground between the Galaxy S and the S2 will be somewhat crowded, being occupied by the Galaxy R (otherwise known as the i9103 or the Galaxy Z), the Galaxy W and now the Galaxy S Advance.

Expect the Galaxy S Advance to be released at Mobile World Congress which takes place at the end of February in Barcelona, and to face some serious competition from within Samsung's own stable.