The good folks at T-Mobile and Samsung have officially announced that T-Mobile will carry a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Neither a price nor release date was offered, but it’s the first official confirmation of the device since a leaked version of the Samsung “Hercules” appeared recently. That phone has a brushed metal look and a curved indentation similar to the Nexus S according to the leaked photos.
Interestingly, neither T-Mobile nor Samsung – who both sent me separate announcements – call their device The Hercules. It’s simply referred to as the Galaxy S II, so perhaps each phone will share the standard branding? Hercules would have been a fitting name since the device is brawny with a 4.52 inch SuperAMOLED Plus screen. The front of the phone is long and has curved edges like the Nexus S instead of the rectangular shape of the GSM Galaxy S II already available in Europe. Aesthetics aside, the Hercules also has a beefy dual-core processor from Samsung’s Exynos line.
T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network speeds will be available to the Galaxy S. Also present is an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front-facing camera. That should make uploading recorded videos quick and provide some stability when videochatting. Check back for more details following Samsung’s press event.
Live Panels UI
Media Hub for downloading television episodes and movies
T-Mobile TV for streaming TV episodes
DLNA media streaming
Samsung Kies Air connectivity for file transfer/management
Voice Talk voice commands for dialing, texting, navigation, music, and web browsing