Samsung may be still keeping tight-lipped about the Galaxy S III, but it isn’t keeping schtum about other new models in its popular Galaxy range of handsets, like, for example, the Galaxy S Advance.

Despite its name suggesting otherwise, the Galaxy S Advance possesses specs that put it firmly in the mid-range part of the modern smartphone spectrum. Those specs include a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 5-megapixel camera, and a 4-inch 800x480 AMOLED screen.

Disappointingly, the phone is expected to launch with the Gingerbread flavour of the Android OS pre-installed, which is hardly fitting for a phone named after the act of ‘moving forward’.

The Verge is reporting
, however, that the Galaxy S Advance will receive an update to Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich, at a later date.

With that in mind, it shouldn't come as a big surprise to read that the phone will be rolled out in February across Russia first, followed by Europe and other territories shortly after.