Our friends at TmoNews just scored some pics of the much-hyped Samsung Hercules, which is rumored to be the first phone that supports T-Mobile’s super-fast 4G HSPA+ 42 network. There was some confusion if this would be branded as a Galaxy S II (SGS2) handset, but that was cleared up by the new pics which clearly show “Galaxy S II” on the back of the device.
The full list of specs is still a mystery, but the tipster who leaked these pics says it definitely has a 4.5 inch display. The original SGS2 featured Samsung’s own Super AMOLED Plus display, so we will assume the same is being used in the Hercules. It is still unclear if the Hercules will be powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos like the original model or a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 like has been rumored.
When it comes to software, all we have learned so far is that it will ship with Netflix and Telenav GPS pre-installed. We are expecting the Hercules to ship with Android 2.3 and include Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, but we will have to wait and see.
We know that the SGS2 is coming soon to the US, but no dates have been announced yet. However, a leaked T-Mobile roadmap suggest the Hercules could land on September 21st.
At the very least, it looks like T-Mobile might have the best version of the SGS2 at this point. The addition of a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED display and support for HSPA+ 42 should place the Hercules at the top of any T-Mobile customers wish list.
The front of the Samsung Hercules reminds me of the Nexus S.