Samsung Hercules Coming Late September

 

So the HTC Sensation and T-Mobile G2x just aren’t tickling your fancy, eh?  Well, it looks like T-Mobile will have you covered with this one.  If you remember correctly, and I’m sure you do, the Samsung Hercules may just be T-Mobile’s version of Galaxy S II, which essentially combines everything you would want in an Android phone into one beast (except stock Android, of course), or maybe just the Infuse 4G (Yawn…).  Last we heard, this potentially awesome phone was just receiving its BlueTooth and WiFi wings, and now it looks like it is officially slated for a late September launch.  September 26th perhaps? Only time will tell.  I know you’ll want to keep your eyes open on this one, blurry cam pictures can’t be too far off now.

Just a reminder on the rumored specs of this phone….

  • 4.5″ 480 x 800 Super AMOLED Plus display
  • Android 2.3
  • NFC Support
  • 42Mbps HSPA+ capable (category 24 HSDPA and category 6 HSUPA)
  • AWS plus 850/1900 MHz…they claim support for AT&T’s 4G will be here if the merger succeeds which interesting considering this phone is scheduled for August and the deal won’t close till next year?
  • Preliminary measurements of 5.16 x 2.76 x 0.37 inches, resembles the AT&T Infuse 4G
  • 16GB internal ROM, 1GB internal RAM, expandable microSD memory up to 32GB
  • Qualcomm 1.2GHz dual-core APQ8060 processor??
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture and front facing camera for video chat
  • Micro USB transfer for HDMI
Right, they are awesome.  I want it….now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • symsoul

    It’s this or the new Nexus–although my preference is this–in the next month or two.  September feels like an eternity.  But considering talk of this and the Galaxy S2 started in March, it simply means the longest bit of marketing hype I’ve seen in awhile.  

  • symsoul

    It’s this or the new Nexus–although my preference is this–in the next month or two.  September feels like an eternity.  But considering talk of this and the Galaxy S2 started in March, it simply means the longest bit of marketing hype I’ve seen in awhile.  

  • Anonymous

    Can you send me one please?

    aparks.ap@gmail.com

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

      • Anonymous

        Thanks!! :)

  • Oce

    I hope this is truly the SG SII, but it is looking more like a rehash of the Infuse 4g which will be totally booty.

  • Anonymous

    I think if the screen resolution is raised this is another one I will be interested in… Damn… These phones are really getting better by large margins with each new release.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nuotang Nuo Tang

    Hopefully this will come with free tethering unlike the Sensation 4G

    • Bimmerz

      That’s what I love about my NS. So if this doesn’t, I’ll for sure be getting the N3 when it comes out. :)

      • http://profiles.google.com/nuotang Nuo Tang

        I’ve got a GS and it got tethering via Froyo.  I’m assuming that all future phones will need to pay for tethering.  I don’t ever see plans getting cheaper or companies foregoing pure profit or not double charging for the same thing.

      • http://profiles.google.com/nuotang Nuo Tang

        I’ve got a GS and it got tethering via Froyo.  I’m assuming that all future phones will need to pay for tethering.  I don’t ever see plans getting cheaper or companies foregoing pure profit or not double charging for the same thing.

    • Fly4fun

      I’m not sure by what you mean about free tethering. I got mine on fathers day and I tether all the time using the pre-installed hotspot app. Never registered for the tethering option. If they dont auto charge me without me accepting to any terms then isn’t that considered free tethering?

  • Ilyas_k15

    My contract ends in September, if this phone meets the expectations (aka comes close enough GS2 and/or beats Sensation and MyTouch 4G Slide), then I am definitely getting it. So far, sounds and looks really nice. 

  • gbrewer

    Gordonwbrewer@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance!

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

  • http://www.fiftyonemarketing.com Deacon

    what’s with the 1GB internal memory at every turn with HTC and TMO .. why can’t they put more like on the EVO 3D.

  • Soldiercrab

    can you send an invite soldiercrab@gmail

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

  • Soldiercrab

    can you send an invite soldiercrab@gmail

  • http://www.fiftyonemarketing.com Deacon

    so i might wait a while…

  • http://www.fiftyonemarketing.com Deacon

    so i might wait a while…

  • http://hand-gadget.com Alex Nguyen

    What are you talking about? The EVO 3D has 1 GB of RAM as well.

    • http://www.fiftyonemarketing.com Deacon

      well yeah available to the user i suppose … :)  but still … this 1GB internal memory thing has to stop on these phones.

      • Matlock

        umm you guys are ridiculous!! This phone has 1GB of RAM, not ROM! you guys are mistaking RAM for ROM. This phone has 16GB of ROM, and 1GB of RAM. the 1GB of RAM is a really good thing!

        • Havoktek

          Now your makin’ sense! 1GB of internal memory is awesome!

        • http://www.fiftyonemarketing.com Deacon

          good point Matlock lol … thx for the clarification and the save :)  

        • http://www.fiftyonemarketing.com Deacon

          good point Matlock lol … thx for the clarification and the save :)  

        • Richardthegrape

          It’s only good if there isn’t a bunch of stupid bloatware.

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

          It isn’t exactly 16GB of ROM either. 1.5GB of writable app storage, 500MB for ROM, and 14GB for user-accessible writable storage.

  • Guest

    i’d like an invite too, akim301@gmail.com. thanks :)

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

  • Dakd

    Great move for Tmob. Sep is way late for this though, by then the all the next gen phones will be coming out.

  • Dakd

    Great move for Tmob. Sep is way late for this though, by then the all the next gen phones will be coming out.

  • Dakd

    Great move for Tmob. Sep is way late for this though, by then the all the next gen phones will be coming out.

  • Dakd

    Great move for Tmob. Sep is way late for this though, by then the all the next gen phones will be coming out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1060836854 Randall Ainsworth

    It would be nice if they fixed the G2X first.

    • http://profiles.google.com/nuotang Nuo Tang

      Samsung doesn’t make G2X.

    • http://profiles.google.com/nuotang Nuo Tang

      Samsung doesn’t make G2X.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1060836854 Randall Ainsworth

    It would be nice if they fixed the G2X first.

  • Matlock

    Ok I’m really interested in this phone, but Im really turned off by the fact that this thing has a 4.5in screen! I am really hoping that this ends being more like the Galaxy S 2, and not this monstrosity! If this is the phone that ends up launching, then I sure as will not be getting it. SGS2 is amazing, this thing not so!

    • Havoktek

      4.3 vs. 4.5…..your kidding right? Whats .2 inches? I mean really

      • http://profiles.google.com/nuotang Nuo Tang

        4.3 is huge.  4.5 is huger,  I like the 4 to 4.3 range.  remember, it’s longer and wider than .2 inches

      • http://profiles.google.com/nuotang Nuo Tang

        4.3 is huge.  4.5 is huger,  I like the 4 to 4.3 range.  remember, it’s longer and wider than .2 inches

  • Havoktek

    Yeah baby, been waitin’ for you….Call it what you want it’s my SGS II…….mmmmmmmm
    Christmas comin’ early!!

  • Havoktek

    Yeah baby, been waitin’ for you….Call it what you want it’s my SGS II…….mmmmmmmm
    Christmas comin’ early!!

  • Havoktek

    Yeah baby, been waitin’ for you….Call it what you want it’s my SGS II…….mmmmmmmm
    Christmas comin’ early!!

  • Havoktek

    Yeah baby, been waitin’ for you….Call it what you want it’s my SGS II…….mmmmmmmm
    Christmas comin’ early!!

  • Anonymous

    480X800 on a 4.5″? Samsung needs to switch over to qHD.

  • Anonymous

    480X800 on a 4.5″? Samsung needs to switch over to qHD.

  • MLB

    Now this just might be what I am waiting for!!!

  • Wilma Flintstone

    So let me get this straight, the N9 is coming out in Sweden in Late September AND now come to find out, the Hercules is coming out in the same time frame? Cell phone makers surely arent making this decision easy are they? @Pimpstrong, tell your phone to quit following mine!!!

    • YouKnowMe

      Mine should also drop in September!  What are we going to talk about after that?

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Probably how cool the phones are as well as the pro’s and con’s of them are for about a week, then it’ll most likely start turning into a “my phone keeps rebooting” thing, then it’ll probably mosey on away from that to “has anybody made any stable Custom Roms for *insert new phone name here*”, then probably to waiting for the next one. It’s the circle of life for phones now.

    • Bimmerz

      Well at least you don’t have to wait until December – as I think I will have to do (for the N3). :o/  Anyway, how are you gf?! Haven’t seen you in awhile – hope all is well with you. :)

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Yeah well honestly the N9 isn’t even listed for a North American release (thanks to Elop and company) so technically, I’m going to have to import it just to get it. Buuut, Maybe by then, LG’s Meego prototypes (that were supposed to be shown a few months ago) will be already shown and close to release. We’ll see though.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        I’ve been doing good also Bimmz. Well except for Elop and Co’s decision regarding Meego. How you been Bimmz?

        • Bimmerz

          All is good here, just trying to keep up with all these request for G+ – it’s a full time job! lol  ;)  Bummer about Meego, as I know you’ve been anxious for awhile now to get the N9 – so hopefully it comes here. But if not, like you said LG’s Meego may be worth looking into. :)

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Yeah it sucks but hopefully LG, Intel or Aava will get some consumer models out in stores soon. Their models look good and have good specs as well. Only thing I’d miss is the Carl Zeiss Lens. I REALLY want a good camera bcuz the one on this HD2 sucks. It freezes in the middle of recording usually important events like my niece’s elementary school graduation and a dance rehearsal for certain songs that this group I work the audio mixing board for and help out. A good camera has become a big want for me after dealing with this. LG was supposed to show some more prototypes at a recently passed event but I heard nothing from LG when the event came by. I’d love to see what they’ve come up with now.

        • Bimmerz

          I’d like to see Carl Zeiss Lens in all camera phones (at least the higher end phones), as well as the no lag, that’s in the upcoming MT4G Slide. Anyway, hang in there – your magical unicorn super phone will come! :)

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Yeah it sucks but hopefully LG, Intel or Aava will get some consumer models out in stores soon. Their models look good and have good specs as well. Only thing I’d miss is the Carl Zeiss Lens. I REALLY want a good camera bcuz the one on this HD2 sucks. It freezes in the middle of recording usually important events like my niece’s elementary school graduation and a dance rehearsal for certain songs that this group I work the audio mixing board for and help out. A good camera has become a big want for me after dealing with this. LG was supposed to show some more prototypes at a recently passed event but I heard nothing from LG when the event came by. I’d love to see what they’ve come up with now.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        I’ve been doing good also Bimmz. Well except for Elop and Co’s decision regarding Meego. How you been Bimmz?

    • Anonymous

      I decided to switch to Motorola.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        TRAITOR!!! *Points the FLAMING FINGER of SHAAMMMEEE* Ok ok lol jk. Honestly I’m not fully behind Nokia and Meego. I fully support Meego, just not Nokia anymore. Recent decisions and people in power at Nokia have pushed me away. I’m more of a LG and Intel supporter when it comes to Meego now. They’ll support it more than Nokia.

        • Anonymous

          Gotcha! Aint no way im switchin from Samsung!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          LOL!!!

        • Wilma Flintstone

          LOL!!!

        • Anonymous

          Gotcha! Aint no way im switchin from Samsung!

    • Anonymous

      I decided to switch to Motorola.

    • Anonymous

      Wilma N9 coming in Sept
      PimpStrong Samsung Hercules is coming in Sept
      Petey07 iPhone 4s/5 is coming in Sept

      gosh… we all going to be happy in the month of Sept huh? haha

    • Anonymous

      Wilma N9 coming in Sept
      PimpStrong Samsung Hercules is coming in Sept
      Petey07 iPhone 4s/5 is coming in Sept

      gosh… we all going to be happy in the month of Sept huh? haha

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Yep. September seems to be the month that King Leonidas proclaims one the Victor and the others shall be kicked down the pit.

  • Carlos5555593

    I would like the invite. Carlos5555593@gmail.com

  • Carlos5555593

    I would like the invite. Carlos5555593@gmail.com

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

  • Frankvcs

    For those complaining about 4″, 4.3 and 4.5″ if you hold an At&t Infuse, you definitively won’t see much of a difference to a 4″ phone. Believe me, I tried myself, I placed my vibrant side by side with the Infuse, and the difference between them is not that much from what some people think.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Yeah, most people who complains either have very tiny hands or never really handle one before.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not bad, but the pixel density takes a beating. My HTC Thunderbolt looks and feels just fine, though I prefer the clarity of my old OG Droid with it’s higher density. My only problem with big displays is the low resolution. Overall size isn’t an issue for me.

  • Frankvcs

    For those complaining about 4″, 4.3 and 4.5″ if you hold an At&t Infuse, you definitively won’t see much of a difference to a 4″ phone. Believe me, I tried myself, I placed my vibrant side by side with the Infuse, and the difference between them is not that much from what some people think.

  • Richardthegrape

    May I have one? :D

    Richard.C.Cardenas@Gmail.com

  • Richardthegrape

    May I have one? :D

    Richard.C.Cardenas@Gmail.com

  • Richardthegrape

    May I have one? :D

    Richard.C.Cardenas@Gmail.com

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

  • Bimmerz

    Starting a new post here, since my thread/post above is getting too long. As of 10 AM Mountain time, I still have Google+ invites available to send, if you want one. Post your Gmail here, and I’ll send you an invite. 

    *Side note: I know this is OT, and I thank David and Andrew for allowing me to post here, in order to help others get in. Google+ ROCKS! Puts FB & Twitter to shame (IMO). :)

  • Bimmerz

    Starting a new post here, since my thread/post above is getting too long. As of 10 AM Mountain time, I still have Google+ invites available to send, if you want one. Post your Gmail here, and I’ll send you an invite. 

    *Side note: I know this is OT, and I thank David and Andrew for allowing me to post here, in order to help others get in. Google+ ROCKS! Puts FB & Twitter to shame (IMO). :)

    • Jorgecaguilera

      send invite to jorgecaguilera@gmail.com!! thanks.

      • Bimmerz

        Sent! :)

      • Bimmerz

        Sent! :)

      • Bimmerz

        Sent! :)

        • Kchillgumbs

          Please send an invite to kchillgumbs@gmail.com if you still have some available!!! Thanks!

        • Bimmerz

          Sent! :)

        • Amermuwaqet

          I tried signing in to google+ and it says I still need invitation :(
          Did you send me one oh awesome bimmerz?

        • Willowbeehive

          This is great that you are sending invites! If you have any more, could you possibly send one my way at willowbeehive@gmail.com? Thanks so much!

        • Bimmerz

          Sent! :)

        • Bimmerz

          Sent! :)

        • Willowbeehive

          Thank you so much! You’re incredible, this is like Christmas! Thanks again so much.

        • Willowbeehive

          Thank you so much! You’re incredible, this is like Christmas! Thanks again so much.

        • Bimmerz

          Sent! :)

        • Bimmerz

          Oops! I think I sent you 2 – sorry my bad! ;)

        • Bimmerz

          Oops! I think I sent you 2 – sorry my bad! ;)

        • Bimmerz

          Oops! I think I sent you 2 – sorry my bad! ;)

        • Amermuwaqet

          Can I haz invite plzzz :)

          AMERMUWAQET@GMAIL.COM

          -Thank you in advance! Love you!

    • Jorgecaguilera

      send invite to jorgecaguilera@gmail.com!! thanks.

    • Jorgecaguilera

      send invite to jorgecaguilera@gmail.com!! thanks.

    • Sunshine7bratt

      Nice plz send one to sunshine7bratt@gmail.com

    • Sunshine7bratt

      Nice plz send one to sunshine7bratt@gmail.com

      • Bimmerz

        Sent! :)

        • Sunshine7bratt

          thank you

    • Anonymous

      please oh please send me one too joebp91@gmail.com

      • Bimmerz

        Sent! :)

        • Anonymous

          THANKS SO MUCH !!!!!

    • Bimmerz

      Hey TmoNews fans! If you want an invite, please respond to THIS thread post, rather than posting a new thread/post – as I don’t want to piss anyone off by cluttering the page. Thx! :)

    • Dnyyanks62

      dnyyanks62@gmail.com!!  thanks man

      • Bimmerz

        Sent! :)

    • Lewisealy

      Can You send me one please lewisealy@gmail.com

    • Lewisealy

      Can You send me one please lewisealy@gmail.com

    • Lewisealy

      Can You send me one please lewisealy@gmail.com

    • Lewisealy

      Can You send me one please lewisealy@gmail.com

  • Dan Gentry

    Ooh – send an invite to dan.gentry@gmail.com!  Thanks!

  • Dan Gentry

    Ooh – send an invite to dan.gentry@gmail.com!  Thanks!

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

  • Tuancdo

    Too late for me.  If it was out now, there would be no doubt that I already be rocking this phone.  A late Sept release is just too close to the release of the next Nexus phone……..

  • Tuancdo

    Too late for me.  If it was out now, there would be no doubt that I already be rocking this phone.  A late Sept release is just too close to the release of the next Nexus phone……..

  • Tuancdo

    Too late for me.  If it was out now, there would be no doubt that I already be rocking this phone.  A late Sept release is just too close to the release of the next Nexus phone……..

  • ScottinPA

    could I have an invite?  STunison81@gmail.com

  • Capsuna1

    Can I have an invite for capsuna1@gmail.com?
     Thanks

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

  • Mitch

    Could I have an invite? jet10000@gmail.com  

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

  • Amermuwaqet

    Idk if Bimmerz can see the reply and so I’m trying a new post.
    Can you plz plz plz send me a Google+ invite? I’ll love you and befriend you furever! :P

    AMERMUWAQET@GMAIL.COM

    Thanks you in advance! :)

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

    • Bimmerz

      Sent! :)

  • Amermuwaqet

    Idk if Bimmerz can see the reply and so I’m trying a new post.
    Can you plz plz plz send me a Google+ invite? I’ll love you and befriend you furever! :P

    AMERMUWAQET@GMAIL.COM

    Thanks you in advance! :)

  • Amermuwaqet

    Idk if Bimmerz can see the reply and so I’m trying a new post.
    Can you plz plz plz send me a Google+ invite? I’ll love you and befriend you furever! :P

    AMERMUWAQET@GMAIL.COM

    Thanks you in advance! :)