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Will T-Mobile launch this beast as the Samsung Hercules or as the Galaxy S II?

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Will T-Mobile launch this beast as the Samsung Hercules or as the Galaxy S II?
Back in May, we described the Samsung Hercules for T-Mobile, as being like a Samsung Infuse 4G on steroids. Like the Infuse 4G, which is available to AT&T customers, the Hercules offers up a huge 4.5 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display. Other specs for the Hercules include Android 2.3 on board and a Qualcomm 1.2GHz dual-core APQ8060 processor under the hood.

Will T-Mobile launch this beast as the Samsung Hercules or as the Samsung Galaxy S II?

Will T-Mobile launch this beast as the Samsung Hercules or as the Samsung Galaxy S II?

This phone will fly with 42Mbps HSPA+ connectivity making the device a category 24 HSDPA and category 6 HSUPA. Speaking of connectivity, there will be support for AWS plus the 850/1900MHz frequencies for T-Mobile. If the AT&T/T-Mobile deal goes through, the Samsung Hercules is supposed to receive support for AT&T's 4G network. An 8MP camera on the back captures video at 1080p and a front-facing shooter takes self-portraits and works with video chat software. The model will offer NFC support.

The Samsung Hercules is equipped with 16GB of internal ROM, 1GB of RAM and microSD memory can be expanded by as much as 32GB. According to a T-Mobile roadmap that we reported on, this monster could launch on September 26th. Whether or not it launches as the Samsung Hercules or the Samsung Galaxy S II is still unclear. As we had told you, the remaining three of the top four carriers in the country are expected to offer the Samsung Galaxy S II as the Verizon Function, the AT&T Attain and the Sprint Within. 

source: TmoNews

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posted on 11 Jul 2011, 23:30

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2875; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I wonder if it will be as fast and smooth as the sgs2. I wonder if they are going to make this phone for verizon and sprint too. Poor AT&T the infuse doesn't look too great anymore.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 10:46

7. frankied101 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Did u read the whole article? It says that itll come out for sprint att and verizon with their name the att version ill be the attain...

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 11:53 3

9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


this is not the Galaxy S II friend. this is a different phone.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 16:01 2

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2875; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I did read the whole article, apparently you didnt.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 22:51 3

14. lilly0x (unregistered)


This is not the same phone. GSII has a 4.3" screen and this "hercules" has a 4.5" screen.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 00:47 1

2. codymws (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


Forget T-Mobile, I want this thing on Verizon! Oh, and don't forget LTE!

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 07:33 1

3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


I wishes Samsung make the Hercules shorter form factor on the same screen 4.5" now it is too long more like mini-tablet.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 08:51 1

4. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


that's on my birthday :)

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 09:10

5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


oh ew. a Qualcomm processor? what happened to the Exynos? is it not passing with the FCC or something?

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 16:02 1

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2875; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Hopefully it won't hinder the device.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 09:27

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im hoping the exynos is a suprize. it hasnt passed FCC yet, so its still all speculation on the actual processor...

but why do they KEEP CALLING IT AN INFUSE ON STEROIDS?!?! the Infuse is a SINGLE CORE processor, this is a dual core. Call it the SGS2's brother if u want, but the only thing it has in common with the infuse is the slightly larger screen. Everything else screems SGS2.

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 11:26

8. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


You meant 850/1900 is for AT&T (not T-Mobile which is AWS 1700).

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 17:38 1

12. gaby1451 (Posts: 111; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


What would really make this beast a Hercules is if it had a qHD resolution screen at 4.5in. Mmmm...

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 18:27

13. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


true dat!

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 00:17

15. Audelio13 (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Seems like this will replace my Captivate, until an LTE device comes out for at&t, until then I won't upgrade. :o

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