Samsung Hercules photo leaks with T-Mobile branding

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.

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

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Galaxy S II T-Mobile
  • 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)



1. Krishaun27 unregistered

No Exynos = FAIL!

12. TOdoubleD

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

14. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 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 ?

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

2. chris23

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

looks like a huge Nexus S

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..

4. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 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

5. Exile SS

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 07, 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!

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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! :) :)

19. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 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 ?

7. pyckvi

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 19, 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

6. bigmikey23

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

8. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

All I can say is...

11. Allday28

Posts: 344; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

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

13. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

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

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

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

20. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

looks like a better nexus S


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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!

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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