Samsung Hercules makes personal appearance at sponsored concert

Samsung Hercules makes personal appearance at sponsored concert
At a concert Thursday night sponsored by Samsung and Telus, the Samsung Hercules was spotted. Actually, with its 4.5 inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, it's not hard to spot what is rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S II variant for both T-Mobile and Telus. Launching with a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm APQ8060 processor and with 1GB of RAM on board, the phone is appropriately named.

An 8MP camera on back captures video at 1080p and a 2MP front facing camera takes self-portraits and can be used for video chat. 16GB of storage can be expanded to as much as 48GB with a microSD card and the phone is NFC enabled. Android 2.3 is pre-installed. As both T-Mobile and Telus have different 3G bands, the Samsung Hercules is expected to be rolled out with T-Mobile's AWS bands along with the more "standard" 850/1900MHz frequencies. All Telus will have to do is take an eraser to the T-Mobile name and write "Telus" over the empty space.

With a late September launch penciled in for the Samsung Hercules, it's interesting that the carrier that at first seemed to be left out of the Samsung Galaxy S II sweepstakes in the States, might end up with a variant pushing some of the highest of high-end specs. For example, as we reported, the Hercules is expected to have 42Mbps connectivity.

source: MobileSyrup


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  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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58 Comments

1. phone boy unregistered

haha first to post a comment. comment

21. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

You must be the happiest guy on earth.

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i wonder how fast this APQ8060 REALLY is and if it'll be a match for the Exynos or even an OMAP4. it would be ironic as hell too if T-Mobile launched the Galaxy S II first.

8. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Well the "Lower end" yet still better than anything else that is out there phone aka Galaxy R or Z, whichever they call it. Gets a really nice score of 3500 on the benchmarks and is very fast and responsive on webpages much just like the older brother SGS2. I would expect this phone to get just as good, if not better scores and have better performance.

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the Galaxy R uses a Tegra II which is still a fine processor but this is Qualcomm we're talking about here.

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I have good faith that this phone will be a beast. I think Samsung has done a hell of a job making their software match the hardware.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ya, they make the exynos, of course they will match that well.. lol. the qualcomm processor is a whole other issue. I hope your right rory, ive been itchin for some Exynos goodness, and im still holding out for official specs not 4 month old rumor specs... hopefully that chipset will change back to the big E. Otherwise Tmobile will be the only major carrier in europe and US using a non Exynos SGS2. and that would be a major BOOOOOOOO.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

http://thetechjournal.com/electronics/qualcomm-snapdragon-apq8060-processor.xhtml Its just the new snapdragon with an adreno 220... booooooooooooooooooooo

17. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I know what you mean remixfa, I can't wait to see this phone in action. I really hope Samsung wouldn't risk screwing up their US SGS2 phones by underpowering them.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if its really the snapdragon, im probably holding off until the nexus prime comes out. bunk that. if i wanted a sensation, id buy a sensation.. i want a GALAXY 2 DARN IT!!

37. markm2179 unregistered

The APQ8060 is the processor in the HP Touchpad.

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

hello thumper i was thinking the same thing... on the chip and the launching of the SGII..

4. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

great minds think alike. ;D

5. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

that would be sweet!! hmm jus a bit doubtfull about the 4.5 in screen,?

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its barely bigger than the current SGS. there is much less bezel in the new phones.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I havent heard squat about that processor. It better not be a big difference from the exynos, or imma cry. cry cry cry cry.

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

apparently it's the same one used in the HP Touchpad but too bad it's webOS so we can't get a real good grasp of how well it runs on something Android.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, if Palm is using it..... then that makes me even more worried.. lol

14. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

HP or Palm, really doesnt make a difference lol

16. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

anything i hear that has a processor with any Qualcomm architecture worries me. xD

19. chvys1069 unregistered

the samsungs all feel cheap and touchwiz is a isubmissive wanna be overlay, of awesome android.

20. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If i could sacrifice this phone to get better coverage i would, not in a bad way though.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

rip out its still beating heart and then put it in a cage and slowly decend it into a pit of fire? Do you need 3 soul stones for that? :)

33. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

THAT MADE NO SENSE WHATS SO EVER o.O GO BACK TO YOUR POETRY CLUB XD

36. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

luis, your an idiot. that was the sacrifice scene from Indiana Jones & the temple of doom. Wow.

22. Steven99 unregistered

Why get this the end of Sept when you have Android's Ice Cream Sandwich coming out by the end of the year? Ice Cream will be optimized for Texas Instrument's OMAP 4 chips. Don't get this phone people. You will regret it. You will have to wait months and months and probably by Summer 2012 to get the latest Android update. Wait for the Nexus Prime! It will come out towards the end of the year and will have Ice Cream pre installed.

23. Poor Guy unregistered

Can u guys tell me that SGS2 can be use instead of Iph? I mean the its functions n performance.

24. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

It blows the iPhone out of the water in terms of functions and performance, though the apps make majority of the experience and that is about equal IMHO. Then again, we'll have to see what the iPhone 5 or 4GS brings to the table but in the end, I'd still give the edge to the SGS2.

25. ZelaDro unregistered

This will be a beast like the SGS2 cuz it can also be overclocked to 1.5 GHz each core, plus is supported T-mobiles (industrys fastest) real world 3G speed (4G lol) 42 Mb. Come on people Ice cream sandwich , if your hungry eat some food kids.lol Wake UP.

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about CPU frequency (Clock Speed), ARM Cortex-A9 CPU already can run at 2Ghz. But I don't think that such SoCs like a Samsung's Exynos 4210 (a.k.a. Orion) or Nvidia's Tegra 2 can handle it.

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