Samsung's follow up to the Galaxy S Plus, the S Advance has gone on sale at Three for a mere £270, significantly less than the £336 we were expecting it to sell for a few weeks ago.
The handset, which still face the likes of the Motorola Atrix - whose smartphone and lapdock accessory costs less than £253 - and the LG Optimus L7.
Like the Samsung Galaxy S, it has a 4in Super AMOLED screen with a 800 x 480 pixels resolution and a five-megapixel camera with HD video recording capabilities.
Samsung cut the onboard storage to 8GB but bumped the amount of system memory by 50 per cent to 768MB. Other features include a dual core 1GHz processor, Wi-Fi, more than six hours talk time, onboard GPS, Bluetooth, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Samsung's set of proprietary features (Chat On, TouchWiz UI, Readers and Music Hubs), a microSD card slot and a front facing camera.
The Galaxy S Advance goes on sale days before the Samsung Galaxy S3 is set to be presented. This has caused the price of the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note to fall down.
Given that the S Advance is locked to Three and still requires a £10 top up when purchasing, it is likely that the difference between the Nexus and the Galaxy S Advance will be around £60 which makes it a tough sale.
Source : Three