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Samsung Galaxy S Advance out on Monday

Samsung Galaxy S Advance out on Monday

26 April 2012

Samsung's latest dual-core Android phone is a media machine

We've just heard that the Samsung Galaxy S Advance, a four-inch Android phone packing a dual-core processor, will be available in the UK from 30 April.

You might be confused by the sheer number of Galaxy smartphones that are emerging, and we wouldn't blame you – there's around 20 different models listed on the Samsung website right now, including the Galaxy Y, Galaxy Y Pro, Galaxy Pro, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Ace's enough to make your cerebral cortex explode.

The Galaxy S Advance is well worth a look, however. The dual-core 1GHz processor should capably handle the latest apps and games, backed up by 768MB of RAM, while films should look crisp and colourful on the four-inch Super AMOLED display (featuring a 480x800-pixel resolution). You can carry plenty of movies and music around thanks to the 8/16GB of built-in storage, expandable via the microSD slot.

It'll ship with Android Gingerbread, with Samsung's usual TouchWiz overlay. So far there are no concrete plans for an Ice Cream Sandwich update, but we wouldn't rule it out as the phone should certainly handle it. Camera fans get a five-megapixel camera featuring auto-focus and an LED flash, and you can Skype chat with the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

We'll bring you a full review of the Samsung Galaxy S Advance very soon, but don't forget that Samsung's big hitter, the Galaxy S III, is launching a week today. As well as bringing you full coverage of the launch here on Mobile Choice, we'll be live tweeting the event – so follow us now on Twitter if you don't want to be left out!

And do not forget that you can KEEP your existing mobile phone number if you decide to switch mobile phone operators. All you need is your PAC code. Use our handy tool on to obtain your PAC code.



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What is a PAC code?

A porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

NOTE: You can purchase your new phone contract and then obtain your PAC code. It is not essential to have your PAC code prior to purchasing your new phone. However, you will need your PAC code if you want to keep your existing phone number (i.e. transfer your current number to your new provider). Use our handy tool above to obtain your PAC code.

PAC codes are FREE.

To keep your mobile phone number when switching to another mobile phone network, use our handy tool to obtain your PAC code. Just select your current and new phone provider click OK and you'll receive full instructions for obtaining your PAC code.