South Korean conglomerate Samsung announced a new addition today to its Galaxy family lineup, the Galaxy S Advance smartphone. This 3G HSPA 14.4Mbps device packs in Bluetooth 3.0, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android Gingerbread, a 5-megapixel camera on the back with 720p video capture and a 1.3-megapixel camera for videoconferencing on the front. It is powered by a dual-core Cortex-A9 1GHz chip with 768 MB RAM and 8GB/16GB internal storage and is pretty light, weighing just 120 grams (20 grams lighter than the iPhone 4S).

The Galaxy S Advance will be available in Russia starting February. Samsung promised to roll out the device in CIS, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Latin America and China in the coming weeks.¬†Additionally, Samsung also collaborated with headphones maker Jays in a deal akin to HTC’s partnership with Beats. The partnership will see the Galaxy maker push v-JAYs headphones in a time-limited promotion across 691 company-owned stores and third-party outlets in Korea during February.

expand full story