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Samsung Hercules photo leaks with T-Mobile branding

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Samsung Hercules photo leaks with T-Mobile branding
T-Mobile customers have gone from being pitied to being envied. When word first broke that the Samsung Galaxy S II was coming to the States, it at first appeared as though all of the top four carriers were covered except for T-Mobile. Now it appears that the nation's fourth largest carrier could be getting the biggest and best prize of them all with a variant of the Galaxy S II called the Samsung Hercules. While we had questioned whether or not the Hercules would be the Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile, a picture of the back of the unit with both T-Mobile and Samsung Galaxy S II branding would seem to confirm that both models are one and the same.

Samsung Hercules photo leaks with T-Mobile branding
What makes T-Mobile customers smile is the larger 4.5 inch display on the Hercules. Touchwiz is running over Android and a source for Tmo News says that not only is the phone "fast, fast and fast", the calendar, messaging and email apps are "amazing" and beat what is available on stock Android. Those who love to use their handsets for streaming movies will be happy to know that Netflix is pre-installed and apparently is working great.

So instead of feeling sorry for T-Mobile customers, you might end up envious of them, although to be fair, we haven't really seen what the other carriers' version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will look like completely.

source: TmoNews, Pocketnow

The Samsung Hercules is the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S II
The Samsung Hercules is the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S II

The Samsung Hercules is the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S II




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posted on 07 Aug 2011, 20:03 1

1. Krishaun27 (unregistered)


No Exynos = FAIL!

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 23:55

12. TOdoubleD (Posts: 113; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


That's just a rumor right now. Hopefully it's not true. It looks like the Sprint version is just like this and does have the exynos, according to a test done on nenamark GPU testing. We shall see.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 01:58

14. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


soo if it is at&t variant of galaxy s2 it will be with exynos why the hell they will claim that it looks different has 4.5' what will be the common thing between them if it is not the SoC ?

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 06:55

16. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Well, the good news is that it actually SAYS "GALAYXS 2" Which means that there is a good chance of it being an exynos processor after all. All of the galaxyS2 variants that have other processors have different names like galaxyZ.

This gives me a decent amount of hope for exynos anyways.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 20:08

2. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


looks like a huge Nexus S

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 20:11

3. joanna (unregistered)


Well it looks good my only complaint its that its t-mobile. Its too bad t-mobile sucke real bad over here in los Angeles. I want this phone but ima just wait for the att or Verizon version. I hae several phones from t-mobile bb bold, mytouch 4G nd lg g2x till I gave up on t-mobile. I just couldn't take it anymore with the crappy reception inside buildings I dnt know a lot about phones but from what I found online was that t-mobile uses the 1700 mhz band for 3g/4g and 1900 for edge which dnt penetrate buildings that well. No wonder once I switched to att which uses the 850 mhz band I saw an improvement on reception on my infuse inside buildings I now had 3-4 bars in the same buildings I had no service on t-mobile. So yea I'm just gonna wait for the att version of this phone and give my infuse to my boyfriend and get the att s2. I just hope att don't mess it up..

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 20:27

4. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


T-Mobile does not suck for me, sounds like it sucks to be you. Nothing but fantastic, Fast service and no interruptions for me. - D

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 20:48 2

5. Exile SS (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


I couldn't agree more Galen. i am in constant 3G when in my own city, but go about 2 miles in ANY direction and i hit the 4G mark and download just as fast as most computers. No dropped calls and excellent service here!

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 06:56 2

17. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I live close to a 4g tower. I rock 5-6 on my 3g vibrant and 11's on my 4g tablet. Bring on that 42 mb/s! :) :)

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 07:45

19. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I dont understand why you got thumbed down here ???
Must be some annoying guy like miz or taco. I'll give you a thumbs up (even though i live in sweden and dont know how your network is in the US).
By the way, i find it interesting that there isnt any 4G phones in sweden yet. We have 4G network, but no 4G phones yet : S
Maybe it is because the 3G network here in sweden is awesome : )
With my operator i can have 10 mbps on the 3G network (i have choosen 3 mbps instead, its cheaper). And everywhere i go here in sweden i have 3G coverage. Actually i have not been to a single place where there has not been 3G connection : D
PhoneArena, do you have any news of 4G phones coming to sweden ?

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 21:50

7. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)


I've had tmo for about 4years now and wherever I go it is never any better or worse than att. The carrier that really has all the coverage they claim is verizon. Att is just as s**tty coverage as tmobile but tmobile has allot faster 4G speeds than them :-P

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 21:37 1

6. bigmikey23 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


IMO 4.5 screen is not a win at all.The infuse's screen is a pixilated piece of crap and will ruin this phone.Plus there's rumors of no exynos processor.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 22:44 2

8. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


All I can say is...

http://youtu.be/PxYQQoYfMtQ

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 23:23

11. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


So if the US version is losing the big home button will it still be able to take screen shots??

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 23:58

13. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I knew they'd butcher the thing when it got subsidized on US carriers.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 06:57

18. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


HTC, this way it has more brand recognition on Tmobile. It looks just like the first galaxyS but bigger.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 06:14

15. @allday28 (unregistered)


sure it will, u ll hv to press the touch home button plus the power one. it works flawlessly on my lg o2x

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 08:57

20. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


looks like a better nexus S

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 13:41

21. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


hhmm i was thinkin bout the htc sensation but ill just waith then .!! good thing its coming to tmobile i wouldnt want to be unlocking another carriers phone!

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 21:42 1

22. jay (unregistered)


Ill stick with my g2x; eagles blood custom rom have 50% battery after 15 hrs of moderate use and pushing 3500 on quadrant clocked at 1ghz. It be nice to have half inch extra on the screen but i think it may feel a little to large on my pocket.

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