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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy S Advance On Preorder From £336

The newly released Samsung Galaxy S Advance, otherwise known as the i9070, has gone on preorder at Clove and Insight where it is available for only £336.

The phone is expected to be formally presented at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona towards the end of the month and is a dumbed down version of the Galaxy S2 (or an evolved version of the Galaxy S).

It comes with a dual core processor clocked at 1GHz, 768MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a five megapixel camera with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz user interface.

The Galaxy S has spawned a number of other variants including the Galaxy S Plus, the Galaxy R and the Galaxy W. That said, it is a rather large outlay for what is essentially a rehashed version of a phone which was launched back in 2010.

The Motorola Atrix for example costs less than £299 and offers a guaranteed path to Ice Cream Sandwich, a higher screen resolution, more onboard storage and RAM, and even a fingerprint reader as well as the ability to dock it in a lapdock accessory to convert it into a pseudo-laptop.