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October 26th launch date leaks for the HTC Ruby and Samsung Hercules

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October 26th launch date leaks for the HTC Ruby and Samsung Hercules
We recently told you about two upcoming, high-end devices for T-Mobile. The HTC Ruby and the Samsung Hercules both have the high-end specs that any power user would love to have in his phone. The latter, basically T-Mobile's version of the sizzling hot Samsung Galaxy S II, offers a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with resolution of 480 x 800. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm APQ8060 processor with 1GB of RAM. An 8MP camera on back captures video at 1080p while a front-facing camera takes self-portraits and is useful for video chat. 16GB of storage is on board with a microSD slot that accepts up to 32GB more in storage. It certainly sounds like the Samsung Galaxy S II with a little bigger display.

The HTC Ruby is just as well endowed. A 4.3 inch qHD screen is on the front of the device with a fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor on board. The HTC Ruby is equipped with 1GB of RAM while the rear and front cameras come in at 8MP and 2MP respectively. Video is captured at 1080p. You can see that both handsets wouldn't back down an inch in a battle between the two. Both will offer 4G connectivity through HSPA+ connectivity and T-Mobile customers updating to a new phone might have to pick one model over the other.

As if to make matters worse for those with T-Mobile accounts, a leaked screenshot of the carrier's training material shows that both phones are expected to launch on October 26th. Two great handsets with similar high-end specs being released on the same day. Luckily for T-Mobile customers, they still have plenty of time to think it over. Which of these two Superphones would you select? Let us know by responding in the comment box below!

source: TmoNews

According to a leaked T-Mobile training document, 
both the HTC Ruby and the Samsung Hercules will launch on October 26th

According to a leaked T-Mobile training document, both the HTC Ruby and the Samsung Hercules will launch on October 26th


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posted on 16 Aug 2011, 00:42

1. Nicksully23 (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


This sucks, I've been looking for a phone to replace my G2X... and now I have to wait this long! :/

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 00:45

2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1046; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


The end of October feels forever away! And hows the Ruby really any better than the sensation other than the minor processor bump?

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 00:59

3. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Damn Im taking it this means that the others will be released around october to. Wow Samsung damn there 7 months for this phone? Might as well wait for the 3d galaxy phone.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 07:12

4. slickman44 (unregistered)


slickman not happy, slickman make other plans...

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 07:40

5. MarcusBR (unregistered)


That's a long wait. From the two I would go with HTC. Unfortunately it doesn't come with 3D. Let's see if until then we hear anything about Tegra3 and it's quad core processor.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 13:50

6. exo2u (unregistered)


Ive been waiting to get a phone for 8+ months, some people dont know what an actual wait consists of, lol

posted on 27 Aug 2011, 19:14

7. silversesu (unregistered)


I currently have the Galaxy S and I LOVE it, but the HTC will have the dual core Snapdragon. This will be such a hard decision >.

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