Is This The Samsung Hercules, 4.5″ Of Android Dual-Core Awesomeness?

Is it possible? Can it be? Are we looking at what is possibly the first sighting in the wild of the Samsung Hercules? At first glance it looks almost exactly like the Samsung Galaxy S 2, the Samsung model the Hercules is based off of. Except that this is a 4.5″ screen according to the folks at MobileSyrup who got their hands on the image courtesy of a tipster that attended a Samsung Mobile concert last night in Canada. Rumored to be the first 42Mbps smartphone in Canada rumor has it will take the very same honor here in the States. The Hercules sports an 8 megapixel camera on rear that shoots 1080i video along with a rumored 2 megapixel front facing camera. A noticeable absence in this picture is the optical trackpad the Galaxy S 2 has on board, instead showing off the standardized capacitive four button layout that is so common on Android devices these days.

We thought it would be worth pointing out an interesting comment on MobileSyrup that provides some food for thought that we could be looking at the Hercules:

TELUS seems to have a nack for snatching up T-Mo variants of phones but get them with 950/1900MHz 3G. They did it by getting the T-Mo’s version of the Galaxy S. They did it again with the T-Mo Galaxy S 4G. It only made sense that they would be getting the T-Mo rumored Hercules.

It’s hardly concrete information but we tend to believe that this commenter is on to something. At this point it would be incredibly preliminary to say for sure that this is the Samsung Hercules but seeing as how there is at least some noticeable difference between the Galaxy S 2 and the pictured model, we’ll just cross our fingers, click our heels three times and hope for the best.

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  • ShermCraig

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!  I can’t take it – I am staying with (AT)T-Mo because of this phone!!  Please let it be sooooon!

    • Rob X3

      me too!

      • Joelseifert

        8 MP rear camera is probably what you meant. Its alright, I’ll let it slide.

    • DroidDev

      It will be released sometime late Sept, early Oct.  The phone is amazing.  I am lucky enough to be a tester and have it in my hands right now.  T-Mo peeps will be pleased.  Please dont ask me to confirm/deny any details or release anything further.  Cant due to NDA. 

      • Anonymous

        If that is true, I think you just made a bunch of people here jealous…

      • Anonymous

        If that is true, I think you just made a bunch of people here jealous…

      • whosaidwhat

        Can you tell us what version of TW it’s running?

      • whosaidwhat

        Can you tell us what version of TW it’s running?

      • Pmnuon

        Is the browser as smooth compared to the exynos processor?

      • Pmnuon

        Is the browser as smooth compared to the exynos processor?

      • OKDave

        Don’t you love hit-and-run posters who have chronic insecurity complexes? “I’m important, I’m credible, just don’t ask me to say why.” If you really have an NDA, you shouldn’t even be saying that much.

      • Anonymous

        How the hell does someone become a tester

      • Anonymous

        How the hell does someone become a tester

  • Anonymous

    Rumored specs – check,  BT & WiFi cert – check, Spyshot – check.  We’re on our way!
    Waiting waiting and waiting for this type of device to come our way but if all the rumors pan out then it will be well worth the wait.

    A supercharged Infuse 4G with sexier curves?  Yeah that’s gonna be a win.

    • Anonymous

      What initially won me over was the 42mbps, but damn, that is one GOOD looking phone. Everything about it looks better then the other GS2 phones (speaker grill, curves, capacitive buttons, etc.) This is a huge win!

    • Anonymous

      What initially won me over was the 42mbps, but damn, that is one GOOD looking phone. Everything about it looks better then the other GS2 phones (speaker grill, curves, capacitive buttons, etc.) This is a huge win!

      • Anonymous

        “This is a huge win!”

        No pun intended either lol

        • None

          I hope you get your phone Pimp.  First Wilma, now your Hercules.  Dare I hope for my “shallnotbenamed” phone to arrive in September as well?? iHope!!

        • Anonymous

          Herc, N9, AND iPhone? Could be!

        • None

          *ducking from the haters.  you said the name outloud*

        • None

          *ducking from the haters.  you said the name outloud*

        • None

          I hope you get your phone Pimp.  First Wilma, now your Hercules.  Dare I hope for my “shallnotbenamed” phone to arrive in September as well?? iHope!!

        • None

          I hope you get your phone Pimp.  First Wilma, now your Hercules.  Dare I hope for my “shallnotbenamed” phone to arrive in September as well?? iHope!!

    • Auser72

      Is grinning from ear to ear.

  • Zohaibml320

    This looks nice. I want this so bad. But I thought the galaxy s had a 4.27 inch screen?

    • Anonymous

      Galaxy S2 has a 4.3inch, the hercules is rumored to have a 4.5inch.  Bionic is also rumored to have a 4.5inch too btw.  The phones keep getting bigger bc ppl use their cells as personal media devices and web browsers more than phones.  Dell streak tablet was 5inches…we’re not too far away lol.

      • Anonymous

        I think 5″ was suicide and 4.5″ is MAX for being an actual phone.  Pretty awesome that we are to a point where you can find Android phones from 3.2 all the way up to 4.5″ now.  

        • Ash

          Correction, the smallest android screen is 2.6″ and up to 5″. for phones that is.

        • Ash

          Correction, the smallest android screen is 2.6″ and up to 5″. for phones that is.

  • Zohaibml320

    This looks nice. I want this so bad. But I thought the galaxy s had a 4.27 inch screen?

  • Bimmerz

    Nice! But hopefully our version comes with Gingerbread.

    • Bimmerz

      Of course, I’d rather have Icecream, but that will go to the Nexus 3/Prime (which is my 1st choice for my next phone.) =o)

    • Bimmerz

      Of course, I’d rather have Icecream, but that will go to the Nexus 3/Prime (which is my 1st choice for my next phone.) =o)

      • HTC Pyramid

        I am torn between the Nexus Prime or Samsung Hercules. Been looking to upgrade from my Nexus One for a while and definitely want either of these two phones (the Prime is my first choice too). Hopefully the Prime is out no later than October because I am getting kinda antsy.

    • Anonymous

      The Galaxy S II was already stocked with Gingerbread my friend.

    • Anonymous

      The Galaxy S II was already stocked with Gingerbread my friend.

      • Bimmerz

        That’s what I thought too. I was going by the home screen image, as it looks like Froyo, not Gingerbread.

        • Anonymous

          The notifications bar gives it away that it is running Gingerbread.  Froyo doesn’t have the vertical green battery nor the black notifications bar.  Granted, Samsung keeps theirs black, but most definitely looks Gingerbread to me.

        • Bimmerz

          Samsung’s TW must have added the PM next to the clock too – as GB doesn’t have AM or PM. (At least not on the Nexus S pure GB). Either way, I am looking forward to checking this phone out when it hits. =o)

        • Anonymous

          I have to agree with you. I am checking it out either way.

        • Bimmerz

          Samsung’s TW must have added the PM next to the clock too – as GB doesn’t have AM or PM. (At least not on the Nexus S pure GB). Either way, I am looking forward to checking this phone out when it hits. =o)

    • Anonymous

      I think the hardware of this phone will be sufficient enough for me to overlook the lack of ICS “coming soon”

  • Bimmerz

    Nice! But hopefully our version comes with Gingerbread.

  • Corvette Morales

    I’m on the fence with the size of the phone. What are other people’s thoughts on a 4.5″ screen? Just right or too big?

    • Anonymous

      depends on how big your hands are, if you’re 6 ft or taller likely this phone is a good size for your fingers

      • YBT

        I agree with baopham… but i know for me… it sounds too big… my HD7 is big enough (4.3)… i cant see why id need something bigger. 4.3 is gonna be my max.

      • YBT

        I agree with baopham… but i know for me… it sounds too big… my HD7 is big enough (4.3)… i cant see why id need something bigger. 4.3 is gonna be my max.

        • Auser72

          It all depends on the design(curvature and flatness) the htc sensation feels much smaller in hand than hd2 and hd7, all with same 4’3″ screens.

        • Ash

          Cuz sensation is smaller(width), even the screen is the same… but it’s a bit taller.
          But width affect how it feels in the hands more then height….uhhh, I’m still talking about phones here…

        • Ash

          Cuz sensation is smaller(width), even the screen is the same… but it’s a bit taller.
          But width affect how it feels in the hands more then height….uhhh, I’m still talking about phones here…

    • Brandon Dean

      I think it comes down not to the screen size but how big the rest of the phone is. There are phones out there with 4inch screens that have bigger phone dimensions than phones with 4.3inch screens. If the phone is thin, and the bezel is kept to a minimum, then I think its fine. Especially for people like me who cant type on a phone unless is 4 or more. 

    • Anonymous

      I think the screen size is more eye friendly, and my hand has no problem holding it (even galaxy tab).

    • Anonymous

      I think the screen size is more eye friendly, and my hand has no problem holding it (even galaxy tab).

    • Anonymous

      Nowadays the most important question is “How often will you actually hold this thing to your head?”  I play, surf, and text on my phone 95% of the time I use it.  

      I don’t mind talking on a slab considering I probly make 2 brief phone calls a day.  If its too much of an issue I’ll just use a BT or headset.

      But the answer to your question is I think 4.5 is perfect for how I use my phone.

      • phonegeek

        I’m right there with you on that this phone is perfect for me

      • phonegeek

        I’m right there with you on that this phone is perfect for me

      • Ash

        Yeah, BT or wired haedsets.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for the correction Ash! I just didn’t feel like changing it.

        • Ash

          Uhh, you mean screen size? or headset? in any case, no problem ;)

        • Ash

          Uhh, you mean screen size? or headset? in any case, no problem ;)

        • Ash

          Uhh, you mean screen size? or headset? in any case, no problem ;)

        • Anonymous

          I just said “headset” but meant wired headset like you said.

        • Ash

          Uhh, you mean screen size? or headset? in any case, no problem ;)

      • Ash

        Yeah, BT or wired haedsets.

      • Corvette Morales

        Hadn’t thought about that but I guess you’re right. As far as usage, I text, surf, etc. WAY more than I make calls. Thanks for pointing that out.

      • Corvette Morales

        Hadn’t thought about that but I guess you’re right. As far as usage, I text, surf, etc. WAY more than I make calls. Thanks for pointing that out.

    • Anonymous

      Nowadays the most important question is “How often will you actually hold this thing to your head?”  I play, surf, and text on my phone 95% of the time I use it.  

      I don’t mind talking on a slab considering I probly make 2 brief phone calls a day.  If its too much of an issue I’ll just use a BT or headset.

      But the answer to your question is I think 4.5 is perfect for how I use my phone.

    • Anonymous

      Nowadays the most important question is “How often will you actually hold this thing to your head?”  I play, surf, and text on my phone 95% of the time I use it.  

      I don’t mind talking on a slab considering I probly make 2 brief phone calls a day.  If its too much of an issue I’ll just use a BT or headset.

      But the answer to your question is I think 4.5 is perfect for how I use my phone.

    • Ash

      Goto ATT store now, try out demo unit of Samsung Infuse 4G and you will know how it feels in hand.
      But don’t join ATT, ok? ;)

      • HTC Pyramid

        I agree with you, Ash. That is what I did.

      • HTC Pyramid

        I agree with you, Ash. That is what I did.

      • HTC Pyramid

        I agree with you, Ash. That is what I did.

    • Ash

      Goto ATT store now, try out demo unit of Samsung Infuse 4G and you will know how it feels in hand.
      But don’t join ATT, ok? ;)

  • Anonymous

    Where’s mine….????

    • Anonymous

      Canada.

      • Anonymous

        Lol will customs stop me if I go and bring one back? Lol

        • Ash

          No, but you will have to use on ATT network to get 3G.

        • Ash

          No, but you will have to use on ATT network to get 3G.

        • Anonymous

          Yea I see, not that I would anyway. I’ve been off contract since 2008 waiting for something worthy of me signing up 2 more years and either this or the Nexux Prime/3 would be perfect. I can’t go back to anything other than super amoled or this 720p display with the Nexus, I can’t look at other phones and not think how washed out the colors are. So I’m playing the waiting game.

      • Anonymous

        Lol will customs stop me if I go and bring one back? Lol

    • Anonymous

      Canada.

    • Anonymous

      Canada.

  • Anonymous

    Where’s mine….????

  • Rwb501

    if all the specs are accurate Hercules will be my new phone…Ive been waiting for this trend of bigger screens

  • Rwb501

    if all the specs are accurate Hercules will be my new phone…Ive been waiting for this trend of bigger screens

  • for people who want a semi tablet experience but dont want to actually buy a tablet

  • Blondegurl00

    Good phone too bad T-Mobile coverage suckz over here in Los Angeles. Dnt even argue with me cuz it does if u say it doesn’t then u must not live in La. The problem with t-mobile is coverage inside buildings. Yes outside it works great inside buildings its crap I know cuz u I had several phones from t-mobile. And it suckz cuz I liked t-mobiles prices. Now I’m stuck with att which is waay more expensive but hey I now have full reception in those buildings I had no service on t-mobile which include Walmart, macys, and many high rise buildings, underground parking lots and elevators .. ugh but man is at&t expensive its ridiculous I pay $130 a month for 1 phone. I luv my infuse 4G even tho its not dualcore.. but still atts prices are ridiculous. But I guess u get what u pay for.. at least I can now make calls in all those places I mentioned above where it was impossible with t-mobile.

    • Tmo

      Pics or it didn’t happen liar.

    • Tmo

      Pics or it didn’t happen liar.

    • Tmo

      Pics or it didn’t happen liar.

    • Tmo

      Pics or it didn’t happen liar.

      • Donut11

        She dnt need pics all u gotta do is come down to La nd see for urself. Over here only at&t and Verizon offer good coverage inside buildings were t-mobile and sprint crap out.

        • Anonymous

          Again, service is perfect is west la.

        • Anonymous

          Again, service is perfect is west la.

      • Donut11

        She dnt need pics all u gotta do is come down to La nd see for urself. Over here only at&t and Verizon offer good coverage inside buildings were t-mobile and sprint crap out.

    • Tmo

      Pics or it didn’t happen liar.

    • Howitshouldbe88

      Who wants to live in LA anyway.  Nothing but gangs and way too many Mexicans lol!!!!!  Go to the Midwest and T-Mobile’s coverage is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

    • Howitshouldbe88

      Who wants to live in LA anyway.  Nothing but gangs and way too many Mexicans lol!!!!!  Go to the Midwest and T-Mobile’s coverage is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

    • Howitshouldbe88

      Who wants to live in LA anyway.  Nothing but gangs and way too many Mexicans lol!!!!!  Go to the Midwest and T-Mobile’s coverage is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

      • Fatgurl23

        I rather live in La than the middle of nowhere mid west LOLZ I live in Seattle but yeaaa. I rather live wit gangs and Mexicans than with hillbillies and rednecks LOLZ

      • Fatgurl23

        I rather live in La than the middle of nowhere mid west LOLZ I live in Seattle but yeaaa. I rather live wit gangs and Mexicans than with hillbillies and rednecks LOLZ

      • Mr. MN

        I also live in the Midwest (MN) and my reception is great. No dropped calls, good enough speeds and competitive prices. It’s a shame that we’re losing loyal customers, mostly due to the looming AT&T deal.

      • Mr. MN

        I also live in the Midwest (MN) and my reception is great. No dropped calls, good enough speeds and competitive prices. It’s a shame that we’re losing loyal customers, mostly due to the looming AT&T deal.

      • Carrier77708

        Back on Subject,   we are talking  about a  phone and carrier… and you have a choice of any carrier including Tmobile. It is what it is…

      • Googl3m3

        You shouldn’t believe everything you see on T.V. And quite frankly you sound stupid the question you should of asked was who doesn’t want to live in LA. Who the fuck want to live in the middle of no where, having to drive for two hours to see civilization. Also who wants to live in a place full of ignorant assholes like you

    • Howitshouldbe88

      Who wants to live in LA anyway.  Nothing but gangs and way too many Mexicans lol!!!!!  Go to the Midwest and T-Mobile’s coverage is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

    • Howitshouldbe88

      Who wants to live in LA anyway.  Nothing but gangs and way too many Mexicans lol!!!!!  Go to the Midwest and T-Mobile’s coverage is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dpro

      First off, if you typed with proper spelling, people might find your statements more believable.  Second off would be actual grammar. What you typed above make’s my  head hurt.
      Now on to your comments about reception in Los Angeles. I do live here,  in a great neighborhood aka Los Feliz. I have no bad reception issues. In fact I can actually get reception in Griffith Park were I could not before. Also a former dead up spot up on Los Feliz blvd no longer is dead. I get Coverage inside my building as well. Are the 3G speeds inside not as good as outside? Yes. Do i get phone reception? Yes.
      Every provider in Los Angeles has dead spots. I have seen it with Verizon I have seen it with AT&T cough cough SBC! I have seen it with Sprint. Overall T Mobiles coverage in Los Angeles is not bad. I have been a T Mobile Customer here for 9 years. I left cough cough Cingular(SBC) who now likes to call themselves AT&T.
      So yes I do counter you on the statement that T Mobile sucks here. It doesn’t.

      • Wendyluvsb2

        Lol los feliz is not a good neighborhood its kinda ghetto. I live in west covina much better than los feliz also much cleaner the streets are more cleaner.

      • Wendyluvsb2

        Lol los feliz is not a good neighborhood its kinda ghetto. I live in west covina much better than los feliz also much cleaner the streets are more cleaner.

        • cirrob

          Everything you typed makes me hate you. Please never try to communicate again.

        • Tmo

          WC? Its all about Bolen Parque!

        • J. Williams

          lol, lol…

    • Dpro

      First off, if you typed with proper spelling, people might find your statements more believable.  Second off would be actual grammar. What you typed above make’s my  head hurt.
      Now on to your comments about reception in Los Angeles. I do live here,  in a great neighborhood aka Los Feliz. I have no bad reception issues. In fact I can actually get reception in Griffith Park were I could not before. Also a former dead up spot up on Los Feliz blvd no longer is dead. I get Coverage inside my building as well. Are the 3G speeds inside not as good as outside? Yes. Do i get phone reception? Yes.
      Every provider in Los Angeles has dead spots. I have seen it with Verizon I have seen it with AT&T cough cough SBC! I have seen it with Sprint. Overall T Mobiles coverage in Los Angeles is not bad. I have been a T Mobile Customer here for 9 years. I left cough cough Cingular(SBC) who now likes to call themselves AT&T.
      So yes I do counter you on the statement that T Mobile sucks here. It doesn’t.

    • Anonymous

      I live in LA and I always have service and always have 4g. You must live in east la or something. 

    • Anonymous

      I live in LA and I always have service and always have 4g. You must live in east la or something. 

      • Blondegurl00

        Haha noo dick I live in west Hollywood lol just cuz u live in ghetto east La doesn’t mean I do.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        “You must live in east la or something.”…. LOL

        Only people in the L.A. area will get that slight.  Love it.

        • HTC Pyramid

          Wrong again, Mike. I don’t live in L.A. but I am aware the comment was intended as an insult. 

        • Anonymous

          :D

    • Anonymous

      Your underground crack havens not getting any service boo?

      I can see why you’re upset when you’re stealing cheap dresses from Walmart and you can’t make an outbound call to the get away car.

    • Anonymous

      Your underground crack havens not getting any service boo?

      I can see why you’re upset when you’re stealing cheap dresses from Walmart and you can’t make an outbound call to the get away car.

    • Meagan

      I am in los angeles too. Near runyon. My full bars Hpsa gets 0.54mbps dl & .065 mbps ul.

  • Anonymous

    I think the screen is too big, perfect size screen is the 4.3. Sensation IMO has the perfect size screen. As far as T-Mobile coverage inside buildings, I’m getting over 9 mb download and over 3 mb upload, these speeds are during peak hours. T-Mobile gets a bad rap, I live in a suburb of Boston where AT&T is lucky to get 300 killabits dl and less on upload. This is what they call HSPA on their coverage map. I can see why AT&T wants T-Mobile, if you are in T-Mobile coverage area which is still growing with potential buyout lingering you are getting fantastic data speeds. I sure as hell am.

  • Anonymous

    I think the screen is too big, perfect size screen is the 4.3. Sensation IMO has the perfect size screen. As far as T-Mobile coverage inside buildings, I’m getting over 9 mb download and over 3 mb upload, these speeds are during peak hours. T-Mobile gets a bad rap, I live in a suburb of Boston where AT&T is lucky to get 300 killabits dl and less on upload. This is what they call HSPA on their coverage map. I can see why AT&T wants T-Mobile, if you are in T-Mobile coverage area which is still growing with potential buyout lingering you are getting fantastic data speeds. I sure as hell am.

    • OKDave

      Gotta love these people who have nothing better to do than to obsess over .2 inches. What a joke.

    • OKDave

      Gotta love these people who have nothing better to do than to obsess over .2 inches. What a joke.

      • guest

        Yeah, women can be so shallow

        • Anonymous

          Nice one!

      • Anonymous

        4.3″ is already a large phone.  If you want a large phone then why isn’t 4.5″ more desireable?  That’s the part I don’t get.

        But to each his own.

  • Anonymous

    I think the screen is too big, perfect size screen is the 4.3. Sensation IMO has the perfect size screen. As far as T-Mobile coverage inside buildings, I’m getting over 9 mb download and over 3 mb upload, these speeds are during peak hours. T-Mobile gets a bad rap, I live in a suburb of Boston where AT&T is lucky to get 300 killabits dl and less on upload. This is what they call HSPA on their coverage map. I can see why AT&T wants T-Mobile, if you are in T-Mobile coverage area which is still growing with potential buyout lingering you are getting fantastic data speeds. I sure as hell am.

  • Rob Lopes

    Ya, that picture of the S II (Herc on TMO)  looks EXACTLY like an iPhone 4… For sure… mmmm hmmm…. I’d be completely confused between the 2 side by side….. um hmmmm…. Yep….. Go ahead Apple, you have every right to stop Sammy from selling these phones because they copied your iPhone 4 to a tee…. err wait, unless your talking about the iPhone 5…..

  • Rob Lopes

    Ya, that picture of the S II (Herc on TMO)  looks EXACTLY like an iPhone 4… For sure… mmmm hmmm…. I’d be completely confused between the 2 side by side….. um hmmmm…. Yep….. Go ahead Apple, you have every right to stop Sammy from selling these phones because they copied your iPhone 4 to a tee…. err wait, unless your talking about the iPhone 5…..

  • Rob Lopes

    Ya, that picture of the S II (Herc on TMO)  looks EXACTLY like an iPhone 4… For sure… mmmm hmmm…. I’d be completely confused between the 2 side by side….. um hmmmm…. Yep….. Go ahead Apple, you have every right to stop Sammy from selling these phones because they copied your iPhone 4 to a tee…. err wait, unless your talking about the iPhone 5…..

    • Anonymous

      Jobs: “Samsung snuck into my sock drawer and swipered my iPhone 5 skeematics”.  Still swears that “no one’s going to buy a big phone” 

      • Ash

        Yet, if the rumors are ture, iphone5/4s will have a larger screen….

      • Ash

        Yet, if the rumors are ture, iphone5/4s will have a larger screen….

        • Anonymous

          Yeah but going from 3.5″ to 3.7″ is really much bigger. Apple needs to have a 3.5 AND a 4″. Save the 4.3 for Android and WP7

        • Ash

          Steve already have to eat his own words on 3.7″, How can apple spin it to not make Steve look like an iDiot if they go even larger like 4″? :D

          Nobody will buy bigger screen phones my butt…I guess all of us on here drolling over this phone are nobody to him.

        • Anonymous

          Lmbo @iDiot

  • Wilma Flintstone

    N9, Hercules hmmm…  I COULD sell this HD2 and buy the N9 outright THEN wait for one of them Nifty Tmo Midnight deals and grab the Hercules for free.  One for personal use and one for business use maybe.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    N9, Hercules hmmm…  I COULD sell this HD2 and buy the N9 outright THEN wait for one of them Nifty Tmo Midnight deals and grab the Hercules for free.  One for personal use and one for business use maybe.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    N9, Hercules hmmm…  I COULD sell this HD2 and buy the N9 outright THEN wait for one of them Nifty Tmo Midnight deals and grab the Hercules for free.  One for personal use and one for business use maybe.

  • Izzybrexx

    Is it even 4g hspa +?..if not no thanks

  • Izzybrexx

    Is it even 4g hspa +?..if not no thanks

    • Tenko

      48 mbps Hspa+ does comes with it. Probably look around at other bloggers that has the same article…Like Pocketnow?

      • Izzybrexx

        It says 3g on his screen

        • Tenko

          Did I say it was 4G? No. Stop implying. 

    • Tenko

      48 mbps Hspa+ does comes with it. Probably look around at other bloggers that has the same article…Like Pocketnow?

  • Way to big of a screen in my opinion.  

    • MrMr

      Was just going to say that. 4.5″? Ugh. Gross. 

    • MrMr

      Was just going to say that. 4.5″? Ugh. Gross. 

      • Ash

        There are plenty of smaller screens to pick from.
        Just don’t buy this.

      • Ash

        There are plenty of smaller screens to pick from.
        Just don’t buy this.

  • Way to big of a screen in my opinion.  

  • Deff

    I’m sorry but this looks EXACTLY like a Vibrant. Where’s the gingerbread? How can we tell it’s 4.5″ if the guy has a giant Godzilla hand? I wouldn’t get my hopes up until there’s a Mr.Blurrycam shot out.. does anyone else notice that it says 3G on the top..? Since when was 3G capable of hitting 42mbps? And if you’re gonna say “Oh look at the FFC on it!” The Vibrant has a spot right in that exact spot that adjusts the screen brightness according to the lighting condition you’re in. What’s it called ambient light sensor or something..? Idk. Since when has Canada ever been ahead of us technology wise anyway.

    • Anonymous

      @d20bec413d38c5d5d522d20decfcfe52:disqus must have “Liked” this ridiculous comment.

    • Christopher Woodruff

      You can tell its Gingerbread just by looking at the battery indicator. All battery indicators pre-Gingerbread are horizontal while that one is vertical. As far as looking like a Vibrant, I personally think that looks like a Captivate which is closer to the S2 than the Vibrant. Plus Touchwiz 4 is only different in a few aesthetic areas from Touchwiz 3 so you’re not going to see as much on the homescreen. For 42 Mbps, it’s typically MIMO with antenna focusing. Basically it’s the towers pinpointing the user more precisely with the phone pulling data from all of them. When done correctly we can get 84 Mbps max with current tech and a theoretical maximum of 672 Mbps I believe. Also, if you’re from America like me, you’ll realize that everyone is ahead of us. Our ridiculous capitalist mentality has dispersed us across all ends of the wireless spectrum unless Europe and Asia where things are fairly standardized in 1900 MHz end. This allows them to bring out phones that are very universal. With Canada following European standards, they can have access to the S2 before us, and the Hercules isn’t that different from the standard S2. Hopefully, this addresses most of what you posted. 

      • Deff

        Good call. I guess my battery is sideways cuz of sense 3. Still doesn’t look like the new touchwiz though … And I am from America.. and I’ve never seen anything go to Canada first. It just looks soooo much like the Vibrant though. Haha but I assume you know what you’re talking about

      • Deff

        Good call. I guess my battery is sideways cuz of sense 3. Still doesn’t look like the new touchwiz though … And I am from America.. and I’ve never seen anything go to Canada first. It just looks soooo much like the Vibrant though. Haha but I assume you know what you’re talking about

      • Deff

        Good call. I guess my battery is sideways cuz of sense 3. Still doesn’t look like the new touchwiz though … And I am from America.. and I’ve never seen anything go to Canada first. It just looks soooo much like the Vibrant though. Haha but I assume you know what you’re talking about

    • Christopher Woodruff

      You can tell its Gingerbread just by looking at the battery indicator. All battery indicators pre-Gingerbread are horizontal while that one is vertical. As far as looking like a Vibrant, I personally think that looks like a Captivate which is closer to the S2 than the Vibrant. Plus Touchwiz 4 is only different in a few aesthetic areas from Touchwiz 3 so you’re not going to see as much on the homescreen. For 42 Mbps, it’s typically MIMO with antenna focusing. Basically it’s the towers pinpointing the user more precisely with the phone pulling data from all of them. When done correctly we can get 84 Mbps max with current tech and a theoretical maximum of 672 Mbps I believe. Also, if you’re from America like me, you’ll realize that everyone is ahead of us. Our ridiculous capitalist mentality has dispersed us across all ends of the wireless spectrum unless Europe and Asia where things are fairly standardized in 1900 MHz end. This allows them to bring out phones that are very universal. With Canada following European standards, they can have access to the S2 before us, and the Hercules isn’t that different from the standard S2. Hopefully, this addresses most of what you posted. 

  • Deff

    I’m sorry but this looks EXACTLY like a Vibrant. Where’s the gingerbread? How can we tell it’s 4.5″ if the guy has a giant Godzilla hand? I wouldn’t get my hopes up until there’s a Mr.Blurrycam shot out.. does anyone else notice that it says 3G on the top..? Since when was 3G capable of hitting 42mbps? And if you’re gonna say “Oh look at the FFC on it!” The Vibrant has a spot right in that exact spot that adjusts the screen brightness according to the lighting condition you’re in. What’s it called ambient light sensor or something..? Idk. Since when has Canada ever been ahead of us technology wise anyway.

  • Hurleyint2000

    1080i recording? Is that a typo?

    • Anonymous

      yup lol

    • Anonymous

      yup lol

  • CharlieSheen

    Reporting back as promised. Clearwater Beach rockin at 8M Down. TMO definitely made some changes.

    You buying this phone Dave?

    I think not!!!

    • Bratty

      Why the hell do you care what phone he buys? This site reports on TMo news, not David’s personal phone choices. Go back to driving around and doing speed tests.

      • The Green Lizard

        Who hurt you?

        • Bratty

          Not hurt. Just annoyed at the comment. Thanks for caring though, appreciate it!

    • Bratty

      Why the hell do you care what phone he buys? This site reports on TMo news, not David’s personal phone choices. Go back to driving around and doing speed tests.

  • Anonymous

    SeXy!

  • Anonymous

    “A noticeable absence in this picture is the optical trackpad the Galaxy S 2 has on board”.
    So:  Is the Home Key REALLY also an optical trackpad?  I downloaded the user manual for one version of the Galaxy S 2 (“GT-I9100”), and there is no mention in the entire manual of a trackpad, no mention of the Home Key doing anything other than act as a button.  No review I’ve read mentions a trackpad.  (please point me to one that does).  And yet, it has a very odd look for something that only needs to be a button.
    I’d like to believe, but I prefer facts over beliefs.
    Does anyone actually KNOW FOR SURE about this?
    Thx.

  • Anonymous

    “A noticeable absence in this picture is the optical trackpad the Galaxy S 2 has on board”.
    So:  Is the Home Key REALLY also an optical trackpad?  I downloaded the user manual for one version of the Galaxy S 2 (“GT-I9100”), and there is no mention in the entire manual of a trackpad, no mention of the Home Key doing anything other than act as a button.  No review I’ve read mentions a trackpad.  (please point me to one that does).  And yet, it has a very odd look for something that only needs to be a button.
    I’d like to believe, but I prefer facts over beliefs.
    Does anyone actually KNOW FOR SURE about this?
    Thx.

  • alt-mobile

    4.5″ is bigger than the national penis size in the United States.  This phone is going be scooped up by a LOT of men trying to compensate..

  • RAWshadTX

    I will bet money that this is the Samsung Galaxy S2. IDK how this dude figure its 4.5 inches from a picture, but I will say if the specs are right, I’m.getting this, no doubt about it.

  • RAWshadTX

    I will bet money that this is the Samsung Galaxy S2. IDK how this dude figure its 4.5 inches from a picture, but I will say if the specs are right, I’m.getting this, no doubt about it.

    • Anonymous

      That phone is huge and its really not that hard to believe that TMO’s “GSII” will use the screen from the Infuse 4G.

  • RAWshadTX

    I will bet money that this is the Samsung Galaxy S2. IDK how this dude figure its 4.5 inches from a picture, but I will say if the specs are right, I’m.getting this, no doubt about it.

  • Totally getting the Hercules, T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S2!!  I
    love my Sensation but damn, I can have two phones to switch my sim card
    around in depending on which one I feel like carrying that dayy.  – D

    • n900mixalot

      Gotta love being able to switch sims.

  • Anonymous

    And it’s very WIDE, as well!

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if this phone will have a notification led ?

    • Youbigbaby

      If notifications are so important just check your phone. I’ve had led and now have a Vibrant and I don’t miss it at all. People who do are just lazy.

      • Anonymous

        People who use a phone to communicate rather than see people in person are just lazy.
        To a fan-boy, any feature that’s missing from their beloved is a “bad” feature.

      • Anonymous

        Actually it is very important.  I have to silence my phone at work and during trials.  It is nice to just be able to look at a flashing led to let you know that you have a message instead of having to turn the phone on.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly!  It’s like having a flashing light on a landline (remember those?) telling you at a glance that there’s a message waiting.  How can that be anything other than a good thing?
          And it’s important to me for the same reason.I guess for people who rarely get calls or texts or e-mails, then, yeah — then you wouldn’t miss it at all.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly!  It’s like having a flashing light on a landline (remember those?) telling you at a glance that there’s a message waiting.  How can that be anything other than a good thing?
          And it’s important to me for the same reason.I guess for people who rarely get calls or texts or e-mails, then, yeah — then you wouldn’t miss it at all.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly!  It’s like having a flashing light on a landline (remember those?) telling you at a glance that there’s a message waiting.  How can that be anything other than a good thing?
          And it’s important to me for the same reason.I guess for people who rarely get calls or texts or e-mails, then, yeah — then you wouldn’t miss it at all.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly!  It’s like having a flashing light on a landline (remember those?) telling you at a glance that there’s a message waiting.  How can that be anything other than a good thing?
          And it’s important to me for the same reason.I guess for people who rarely get calls or texts or e-mails, then, yeah — then you wouldn’t miss it at all.

    • Anonymous

      Samsung’s don’t seem to have them…but I, too, wish it had one.
      Can’t see why anyone would say that having a notification LED is a bad thing…

    • Anonymous

      I THINK that there are apps that make use of Samsung AMOLED screens’ ability to light individual pixels — causing an individual (or small group?) of pixels to flash as notifications in an otherwise-black screen.  So, since it’s black (i.e. “off”) for the vast majority of pixels it doesn’t take much power.I THINK I’ve heard this…

  • Ash

    There is no 950 for 3G, maybe typo? 850…

    About the phone, it’s nice and all, but not if T-mo force me off my current plan and onto a “4G data” plan….
    Data is data, and you gonna slow me down when I reach the soft cap anyways, why not let me reach it faster and faster….once I can’t take the slow speed, I’ll pgrade to the 10GB plan….right? t-mo??

  • OKDave

    Want. Definitely want.

  • Anonymous

    I think I would rather have this phone instead of the sgs2

  • Anonymous

    I think I would rather have this phone instead of the sgs2

  • I’m having insane eyegasms…..oh my god.

  • now_onTMO

    nice phone…

    pass..

    • now_onTMO

      it’s too big..

      • Too big of a screen?

      • Too big of a screen?

      • The Green Lizard

        That’s what she said 

  • Taskeen

    I have seen/read/heard enough about SGS II and have become so impatient that I am reloading the http://www.tmonews.com page every 10 minutes (it’s more frequent than that actually).

  • why USA is the last one  in western developing counties to get NEW PHONES?

    HTC SENSATION was available and being used by people in countries like India in early Jan 2011 but came to US in JUNE. galaxy s2 has been available in many countries since APRIL 2011 but its not in US market?
    USA is becoming third world when it comes to technology?

    • Chris

      It’s always been like that. I think mainly because these are import phones. If you remember, nokia 8210 was already out internationally while carriers like tmo and att still carried 3310. Only the iphone and google nexus series are released US first then other countries.

      Blame the government.

      • Joel

        I agree when I came here in the US last 2005 I wonder why all phones I saw here were all so behind and kinda old version from where I came from (Philippines) It seems that new phone models are being distributed first in Asia or Europe. As of now Samsung Galaxy S2 is already being used in the Philippines since June.

      • Auser72

        This is what happens when you don’t regulatory practices that mandates a standardization of technologies. You have corporations trying to squeeze the most money while delivering the least (ATT is poster child). Taking off features such as tethering and mobile hotspot so they can double charge you to use same data you already paid for. Throttle speeds to get to accommodate more users instead of investing in build out. And convincing general public that having the government monitor and hold them to higher consumer friendly standards is a bad thing.

      • Auser72

        This is what happens when you don’t regulatory practices that mandates a standardization of technologies. You have corporations trying to squeeze the most money while delivering the least (ATT is poster child). Taking off features such as tethering and mobile hotspot so they can double charge you to use same data you already paid for. Throttle speeds to get to accommodate more users instead of investing in build out. And convincing general public that having the government monitor and hold them to higher consumer friendly standards is a bad thing.

    • Shawn

      That’s because US carriers have super power to push Sammy to make carrier specific phones.
      4 variants… don’t you think it takes some time for Sammy to design and produce 4 different phones with ugly carrier marks?

    • Ash

      Cuz US carriers wanna crap up …uhh,,,customize the apps on phone for the customer’s benefit.
      Sometimes even the look of the hardware…

  • Meagan

    Same model as the Infuse at AT&T.
    Wish Tmo would hurry up and get it

    • SuperAmoled+

      Looks more like a Nexus S to me.

    • Oce

      Why?  The infuse is only single core!  I want the dual core beast that is the Galaxy SII!!!!!

      • Meagan

        Because I don’t play video games on my mobile. Single core is fine with me.

      • Meagan

        Because I don’t play video games on my mobile. Single core is fine with me.

      • Meagan

        Because I don’t play video games on my mobile. Single core is fine with me.

  • Sayavongsk

    infuse is too square but this look more round like the htc sensation so it shouldn’t be too big been waiting for this for a long time

  • Sayavongsk

    infuse is too square but this look more round like the htc sensation so it shouldn’t be too big been waiting for this for a long time

  • The ATL Guy

    Never thought I would want to switch away from HTC.
    This looks like my next phone!

    • Anonymous

      I’m on the same boat

  • Jn45

    Have you seen the Infuse?? that thing is a brick, massive, very square akward and very cheap plastic.. I think the Sensation is very nicely done, and feels high-quality

    • Anonymous

      That’s an opinion on style though, I picked up an Infuse like 4 months ago and thought it was the most beautiful handset I had ever seen. Software wasn’t great as it was running 2.2 but i liked the build. Samsung and HTC have polar opposite build styles though.

      • HTC Pyramid

        Agree. I saw and handled the Infuse and like it as well.

  • Arewe84Yet?

    This is definitely coming to Magenta….a co-worker in sales had it for early beta testing ….4.5 in screen & the 1st  42 Mbps phone…..early speed tests showed 26 Mbps on the phone…

    • Anonymous

      *drools*

    • Farhan

      Why would someone in Sales be doing beta testing?

  • just like the saying…go big or go home.

  • just like the saying…go big or go home.

  • just like the saying…go big or go home.

  • Alexihedz

    Wow can’t wait for my next phone, htc sensation sucks reboots on its self camera is always dirty and specialy the front one awful on low light

  • Alexihedz

    Wow can’t wait for my next phone, htc sensation sucks reboots on its self camera is always dirty and specialy the front one awful on low light

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to get a 42Mbps phone. I’m ditching my Sensation 4G for this!!!!!!!!!

  • Joana22

    Ok so um I want this phone soo bad. I live in Los Angeles and I have an at&t go phone. And honestly at&t service is not bad at all how many people make it look like I have the lg thrive. And I’m not here to talk shyyt about t-mobile. I’m willing to switch to t-mobile because atts go phone plans are crap. But I just have 1 question is it true t-mobiles signal suck inside buildings? Is that really true? Because a lot of people on here say it is in the La area. I live in the heart of downtown La and I admit even tho atts go phone plans are crap I always have at least 2 bars of service to call inside buildings, elevators and underground parking lots, heck I get better reception in those places than my friend and his sprint evo 4G. So yea can anyone help me?? Because I been looking at t-mobile lately and so far I’m liking everything I’m seeing in terms of plans and phone selection. Only problem is I dnt know how reception is..so yea help anyone?

  • Joana22

    Ok so um I want this phone soo bad. I live in Los Angeles and I have an at&t go phone. And honestly at&t service is not bad at all how many people make it look like I have the lg thrive. And I’m not here to talk shyyt about t-mobile. I’m willing to switch to t-mobile because atts go phone plans are crap. But I just have 1 question is it true t-mobiles signal suck inside buildings? Is that really true? Because a lot of people on here say it is in the La area. I live in the heart of downtown La and I admit even tho atts go phone plans are crap I always have at least 2 bars of service to call inside buildings, elevators and underground parking lots, heck I get better reception in those places than my friend and his sprint evo 4G. So yea can anyone help me?? Because I been looking at t-mobile lately and so far I’m liking everything I’m seeing in terms of plans and phone selection. Only problem is I dnt know how reception is..so yea help anyone?

    • android00

      I live in a 4g area. Out my back patio I pull in 2-4 mbps on a 3g phone. Inside I can’t get a bar. This isn’t all indoor areas. But the indoor coverage is weak.

      • Meagan

        I have a my touch 4g and it has less reception than my G1.
        Seems the speed of Hpsa isn’t what its cracked up to be in 4g los angeles.

      • Meagan

        I have a my touch 4g and it has less reception than my G1.
        Seems the speed of Hpsa isn’t what its cracked up to be in 4g los angeles.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly i dont have any reception issues in la, including in buildings and downtown. Although, I only go downtown when I’m going to the staples center for the lakers game 

    • Anonymous

      Honestly i dont have any reception issues in la, including in buildings and downtown. Although, I only go downtown when I’m going to the staples center for the lakers game 

      • The ATL Guy

        You don’t think much before typing do you?

      • The ATL Guy

        You don’t think much before typing do you?

  • Joana22

    Ok so um I want this phone soo bad. I live in Los Angeles and I have an at&t go phone. And honestly at&t service is not bad at all how many people make it look like I have the lg thrive. And I’m not here to talk shyyt about t-mobile. I’m willing to switch to t-mobile because atts go phone plans are crap. But I just have 1 question is it true t-mobiles signal suck inside buildings? Is that really true? Because a lot of people on here say it is in the La area. I live in the heart of downtown La and I admit even tho atts go phone plans are crap I always have at least 2 bars of service to call inside buildings, elevators and underground parking lots, heck I get better reception in those places than my friend and his sprint evo 4G. So yea can anyone help me?? Because I been looking at t-mobile lately and so far I’m liking everything I’m seeing in terms of plans and phone selection. Only problem is I dnt know how reception is..so yea help anyone?

  • jarjon76

    Ah yes, the “flavor of the month” phone until the next “latest and greatest” arrives for those wanting the “perfect” phone.

  • None

    Please don’t be cheap plastic, please don’t be cheap plastic.  I am begging you Samsung!!

    • Ash

      You begs is heard, but won’t be answered…..however, the GS2’s plastic doesn’t look half bad..
      So it will still be plastic, but won’t look cheap..

    • Chrisangel13

      even if it is plastic, you can bet it won’t suffer the same antennagate signal drop like the iphone does

    • Chrisangel13

      even if it is plastic, you can bet it won’t suffer the same antennagate signal drop like the iphone does

      • Evs

        Android has the same problems.  Just not as east to spot because you need to have a battery that does not drain so fast to check android.

        • Realcool2000

          Its the phone not the OS that was causing the signal problems FYI.

          Regardless, you didn’t really make sense ” just not as easy to spot cause u need to have a battery that does not drain so fast”

          Don’t understand what u r trying to convey…

        • Realcool2000

          Its the phone not the OS that was causing the signal problems FYI.

          Regardless, you didn’t really make sense ” just not as easy to spot cause u need to have a battery that does not drain so fast”

          Don’t understand what u r trying to convey…

      • Evs

        Android has the same problems.  Just not as east to spot because you need to have a battery that does not drain so fast to check android.

    • Meagan

      Plastic parts equal better signal.
      Especially for battery covers.

  • Andriodluvr

    Nexus 3 will be THE ONLY true Andriod. The rest are copy cats. 

  • Anonymous

    i’m not thrilled with the screen size, but i do like samsung hardware (yes, i mean that) and i do like this device.  i don’t talk on my phone, i do a bunch of streaming audio, surfing and some texting.  if i’m going to step up from the vibrant this looks like a good one to upgrade to.

    i’ve been off contract since last year.  i may sign a new contract for this.

    • Anonymous

      We’re in the same boat.

  • MensaMike

    Seems like it. Everyone always chasing the “latest and greatest” and trying to keep up with the “Joneses”. I can only imagine the gripes people will have about this “superphone” after the euphoria of having the phone wears off, and how they can wait for the ______________ (fill in the next “perfect” phone). American consumerism you gotta love it. 

    • Jerseyfresh6

      Hater.

      • Anonymous

        People who say “hater” are haters.

    • IT Guy

      People get too worked up about these things. It’s just a phone. (Well, a smart phone) It’s not going to change their life, despite what they might think.

      I remember in the days leading up to the G1 release there was a guy who said he hadn’t been able to sleep for two days and was physically sick because he was so excited about it coming out. (And of course, within a month he was one of the first to complain about it sucking and being bored with it already.)

      I might go ahead and pick one up if my G2 keeps giving me fits. It does look pretty nice.

      • jarjon76

        It’s one thing to have a hobby, but to obsess over it is quite another. And those who get any electronic when it first comes out is foolish. I like to wait until the price goes down and the bugs are all worked out before I purchase an electronic. 

      • jarjon76

        It’s one thing to have a hobby, but to obsess over it is quite another. And those who get any electronic when it first comes out is foolish. I like to wait until the price goes down and the bugs are all worked out before I purchase an electronic. 

      • W4fflesxboxlive

        True its not ggoing to ‘change’ anyone’s life. But would u rather drive a 2011 viper or a 2010 camery? Exactly. People want the latest and greatest

      • WwwwW

        LOOks good/makes Calls.
        that is all I need.

      • WwwwW

        LOOks good/makes Calls.
        that is all I need.

      • WwwwW

        LOOks good/makes Calls.
        that is all I need.

      • WwwwW

        LOOks good/makes Calls.
        that is all I need.

    • jarjon76

      One of the reasons, other than getting T-Mobile news, I come to this blog is to read people proclaiming “phone X” as being the “greatest phone ever”. Those are the same people that feel the need to change out their phones every 6 months. Personally, I like to keep a phone for at least 1 year, preferably 2 years.

      The “every 6 month” mentality is pointless because most of these high end phones are practically the same. Sure there are a few differences or “add ons” here and there, but all high end phones are capable of doing the same thing. But there are some that “have” to have the latest and the greatest. Like you said, it’s American consumerism at its finest. 

    • jarjon76

      One of the reasons, other than getting T-Mobile news, I come to this blog is to read people proclaiming “phone X” as being the “greatest phone ever”. Those are the same people that feel the need to change out their phones every 6 months. Personally, I like to keep a phone for at least 1 year, preferably 2 years.

      The “every 6 month” mentality is pointless because most of these high end phones are practically the same. Sure there are a few differences or “add ons” here and there, but all high end phones are capable of doing the same thing. But there are some that “have” to have the latest and the greatest. Like you said, it’s American consumerism at its finest. 

      • WwwwW

        Does it make calls:)?

  • Mellow Dubmarine

    I honestly want to swap my Sensation for this, but I probably won’t. It is likely to be an upgrade, but not a great enough upgrade to warrant the hassle. The lag the Sensation has and its outdated LCD technology that is worthless in sunlight make me angry, but I’ll probably stick with it, root it and remove some bloatware to reduce lag, and enjoy the qHD resolution as a justification to say that the screen really isn’t that bad. The Sensation is my 1st smartphone and 1st Android phone, and it’s probably good to avoid getting caught up in the race to always have the newest and greatest phone like others have pointed out.

    • Ash

      Depends on how you use it, if you just listen to music or play games on it, yeah, nothing is changed about ones life.

    • Ash

      Depends on how you use it, if you just listen to music or play games on it, yeah, nothing is changed about ones life.

    • Gentleman559

      I agree. HTC is crap. They ruin their already shitty phones. The display is garbage, the phone is slow due to their terrible software and the speaker phone is even worse. I got rid of mine so fast I couldn’t stand it. I went back to the G2X since the gingerbread update and now the phone runs great. I will not buy another HTC phone. They are obsolete to me.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Who put the glad in Gladiator!?! HERCULES!!!

    • None

      Finally… Someone who knows Hercules was Roman, not Greek!

      • Heath

        Hercules is the Roman name for Greek demigod Heracles, son of Zeus (the Greek equivalent of Jupiter), and the mortal Alcmene. Early Roman sources suggest that the imported Greek hero supplanted a mythic Italic shepherd called “Recaranus” or “Garanus”, famous for his strength who dedicated the Ara Maxima that became associated with the earliest Roman cult of Hercules.[2] While adopting much of the Greek Heracles’ iconography and mythology as his own, Hercules adopted a number of myths and characteristics that were distinctly Roman. With the spread of Roman hegemony, Hercules was worshiped locally from Hispania through Gaul.

        • Chrisangel13

          you went to wikipedia, didn’t you? lol

      • Heath

        Hercules is the Roman name for Greek demigod Heracles, son of Zeus (the Greek equivalent of Jupiter), and the mortal Alcmene. Early Roman sources suggest that the imported Greek hero supplanted a mythic Italic shepherd called “Recaranus” or “Garanus”, famous for his strength who dedicated the Ara Maxima that became associated with the earliest Roman cult of Hercules.[2] While adopting much of the Greek Heracles’ iconography and mythology as his own, Hercules adopted a number of myths and characteristics that were distinctly Roman. With the spread of Roman hegemony, Hercules was worshiped locally from Hispania through Gaul.

      • Heath

        Hercules is the Roman name for Greek demigod Heracles, son of Zeus (the Greek equivalent of Jupiter), and the mortal Alcmene. Early Roman sources suggest that the imported Greek hero supplanted a mythic Italic shepherd called “Recaranus” or “Garanus”, famous for his strength who dedicated the Ara Maxima that became associated with the earliest Roman cult of Hercules.[2] While adopting much of the Greek Heracles’ iconography and mythology as his own, Hercules adopted a number of myths and characteristics that were distinctly Roman. With the spread of Roman hegemony, Hercules was worshiped locally from Hispania through Gaul.

    • None

      Finally… Someone who knows Hercules was Roman, not Greek!

  • Ben32

    People, wait for the Nexus 3, dual core, 4G TRUE Android experience! It should be out for the holidays!
    No touchwiz, sense or blur crap

    • The ATL Guy

      Long time android user and once I went to sense it BLOWS stock android out of the water.
      It seems google doesn’t give 2 shits about polishing their UI like apple does.
      Phone manufacturers have to step in and do googles job for them.

      • OKDave

        Because most of us don’t want the crappy bloatware UI’s stacked on top of “vanilla” Android. *EVERY* phone should come with *stock* Android, and developers should come up with *voluntary* UI’s to layer on top of them. As far as Google “polishing” their UI, keep in mind that Google isn’t your mother. Learn to use your phone and you’ll realize quickly how much that “sexy” UI is really a hindrance to productivity in the name of being “helpful.”

      • OKDave

        Because most of us don’t want the crappy bloatware UI’s stacked on top of “vanilla” Android. *EVERY* phone should come with *stock* Android, and developers should come up with *voluntary* UI’s to layer on top of them. As far as Google “polishing” their UI, keep in mind that Google isn’t your mother. Learn to use your phone and you’ll realize quickly how much that “sexy” UI is really a hindrance to productivity in the name of being “helpful.”

        • The ATL Guy

          Carriers add most of the bloatware.
          I wont bite at your bait of knowing how to use my phone.
          Your like a broken record using the same lines others use whenever someone comments about how they like Sense or othet non google ui.
          Try and be more original in the future.

        • The ATL Guy

          Carriers add most of the bloatware.
          I wont bite at your bait of knowing how to use my phone.
          Your like a broken record using the same lines others use whenever someone comments about how they like Sense or othet non google ui.
          Try and be more original in the future.

        • The ATL Guy

          They are voluntary because no one is forcing you to buy the phone GENIUS!

        • The ATL Guy

          They are voluntary because no one is forcing you to buy the phone GENIUS!

  • nerdlust

    If I can give up a keyboard I might get this. I have always used blackberries now a cliq2. So either mytouch4g slide or, bold 9900 or htc sensation or this. I’m so torn. Great job tmobile and tmonews.

    • Anonymous

      htc sensation doesn’t have a keyboard.

    • The Architect (of the Matrix)

      I can relate, I went from a g2 to a mt4g, then to the mt4gs because i missed the k.b. .. But after using the mt4gs for a wk or so i find that i rarely use the k.b and the “advanced camera features” are lost on me.. Typing emails and texts on a 4.5″ display should be a breeze though.. Im going down to the at&t store today to demo the infuse, to get a better feel for the size..

      Though 4.5″ sounds ginormus lol, @pimpstrong made a very valid point, about the way he uses his phone primarily for texting, viewing media, web browsing, etc.. I fall into that category as well..

      I’ve always prefered htc hardware over samsung’s, also sense over touchwiz, but super amoled plus is simply unmatched imho.. So if i find typing on the 4.5″ display to be pleasurable then i may ditch my mt4gs for the Hercules..

      I hope there’s room for one more on the hercules band wagon.. lol 

      • IT Guy

        Last fall I upgraded from the teeny mt3g to the G2 because it had a keyboard. Even with a screen that size, I’ve found I rarely use the keyboard.

        I’m thinking if this thing doesn’t seem too ridiculously big, I might go for it. (Or a Sensation)

      • IT Guy

        Last fall I upgraded from the teeny mt3g to the G2 because it had a keyboard. Even with a screen that size, I’ve found I rarely use the keyboard.

        I’m thinking if this thing doesn’t seem too ridiculously big, I might go for it. (Or a Sensation)

      • IT Guy

        Last fall I upgraded from the teeny mt3g to the G2 because it had a keyboard. Even with a screen that size, I’ve found I rarely use the keyboard.

        I’m thinking if this thing doesn’t seem too ridiculously big, I might go for it. (Or a Sensation)

    • Gentleman559

      Go with a G2X. I had the Sensation is it is pure garbage. HTC already has a new phone coming out in September. If the sensation was that great they wouldnt be improving on it. I say drop HTC and go for LG or Samsung. Much better platform on either.

    • Gentleman559

      Go with a G2X. I had the Sensation is it is pure garbage. HTC already has a new phone coming out in September. If the sensation was that great they wouldnt be improving on it. I say drop HTC and go for LG or Samsung. Much better platform on either.

    • Gentleman559

      Go with a G2X. I had the Sensation is it is pure garbage. HTC already has a new phone coming out in September. If the sensation was that great they wouldnt be improving on it. I say drop HTC and go for LG or Samsung. Much better platform on either.

  • AlealeG2

    I own a g2 and i use the physical keyboard a lot. The touch screen kb is horrible on this phone. I feel like most kb touch screen phones arent that good on android phones. im not bashing android…i love android actually and previously owned the g1. I do see myself with this kind of phone though since the screen is bigger. At the same time idk if I could use the kb of android. My friend owns a galaxy and i had trouble using the kb.. and i have also experienced other kb android phones like the htc phones. Iphone kb kills all android phones in the kb department…i fly with that kb (i own an itouch). If I am switching to an all touch screen phone I am going to Iphone..as for now ill stick with my g2 that hasnt been giving me problem. I just want that 2.3 update already!

  • The Architect(of the Matrix)

    I just got back from the at&t store, I gave the infuse a test drive and color me impressed.. Though I was skeptical of a phone that big, samoled plus quickly negated any reservations I had..

    I’m a big guy so the phone felt great in my hand, and the texturized back cover gave the device the look and feel of quality imho.. I did some web browsing and was very impressed with the fluidity, also I watched some youtube vids and played a quick game of angry birds, check and check lol..

    My biggest concern/gripe about touch screen phones is it felt uncomfortable for me to type.. but with the combination of a 4.5″ display, swype, and typing in horizontal orientation, I found I typed quicker than using the k.b. on my mt4gs(go figure)..

    Htc served me well, but I think I will be defecting to samsung come september lol.. end rant

  • JM

    I would like to see this phone sitting next to something like the Sensation. The screen size itself isn’t so much larger that I would think itnwould make a significant difference but I want to see the overall device size in comparison. Also, what is the screen resolution supposed to be? I really appreciate the additional resolution on the qHD 4.3″ phones.

    • Ash

      800×480

      • JM

        Oh…that might be a little low for the size.

        ———————
        JNM via G-Slate

  • Spumpking_head

    So Does this mean no Samsung Galaxy S 2 for tmobile? I knoew there was some rumors saying we might get that phone, and my friend tells me the hercules is actually different from the GS2 in that it uses a different processor (maybe not as good or power as the GS2?) and may be a few other differences?  (to me having a larger screen withOUT having more res than the GS2 is not desirable).
    @7797ab7bb8c8bf6e695d1ea4afa8e633:disqus 

  • Spumpking_head

    So Does this mean no Samsung Galaxy S 2 for tmobile? I knoew there was some rumors saying we might get that phone, and my friend tells me the hercules is actually different from the GS2 in that it uses a different processor (maybe not as good or power as the GS2?) and may be a few other differences?  (to me having a larger screen withOUT having more res than the GS2 is not desirable).
    @7797ab7bb8c8bf6e695d1ea4afa8e633:disqus 

  • Oce

    My line has been out of contract since March of last year.  If this is just a rehash of the Infuse with a one gig processor and no Super Amoled Plus screen then I’m afraid I’ll be porting my line out probably to the Big Red Evil Empire that is Verizon.  I get edge speeds at best with Tmo while ATT has 3/4g in my area and now we’ve got LTE with Verizon in my area.  I love Tmo but I can’t hold out waiting on their 3/4g roll-out when I’ve experienced what Verizons LTE can do.  At this point I’m not even sure the SGSII can make me stay with good ole Tmo.  I’ll still have five lines with Tmo though as data speeds are not really important to my other family members.  I’m not ranting on Tmo, I truly wish them the best and will always root for them.  I’m sure I’ll be around until the end.  Best of luck to you Tmobile.

    • Tenko

      Have you been reading anything about the Samsung Hercules at all or are you doing a BWAAA comment? 1.2 ghz processor, 4.5 inch SuperAMOLED plus display, 48 mpbs HSPA+ 
      Really now. 

    • Tenko

      Have you been reading anything about the Samsung Hercules at all or are you doing a BWAAA comment? 1.2 ghz processor, 4.5 inch SuperAMOLED plus display, 48 mpbs HSPA+ 
      Really now. 

    • Anonymous

      …..Read the source . Its dual correct and its a GS2 device

      • Oce

        Did you read the source?  It is all speculation at this point.  Words like “appeared, similar, apparently and possibly” are speculative words; meaning nobody really knows at this time.  I’ve seen nothing concrete about this “Hercules”.

  • The ATL Guy

    Ok I am confused.
    Are we just getting a variant of the infusw with a single core processor?
    I hope it’s a dual core and TW 4.0 and not 3.0.

  • The ATL Guy

    Ok I am confused.
    Are we just getting a variant of the infusw with a single core processor?
    I hope it’s a dual core and TW 4.0 and not 3.0.

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

    • gonzalezx6
    • Gentleman559

      Honestly probably terrible. I love Samsung and Im probably going to get the hpone but my hopes arnt high.

    • Gentleman559

      Honestly probably terrible. I love Samsung and Im probably going to get the hpone but my hopes arnt high.

    • Gentleman559

      Honestly probably terrible. I love Samsung and Im probably going to get the hpone but my hopes arnt high.

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

  • Adeschanel1

    This sounds great but I wonder how the battery life will be for such a phone

  • Ilyas_k15

    If it definitely has an Exynos processor, then no contest, this is will be my next device. If it’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon, eh, I’ll consider it, so far I wasn’t that impressed with dual-core Snapdragon processors

    • Me

      Right. Because a Quad core processor isn’t enough of an improvement over your Celeron on your PC. As if the Galaxy s2 doesn’t cream the crap out of whatever else is out there already. Geez. 

  • Ilyas_k15

    If it definitely has an Exynos processor, then no contest, this is will be my next device. If it’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon, eh, I’ll consider it, so far I wasn’t that impressed with dual-core Snapdragon processors

  • The ATL Guy

    Thanks!
    Hopefully north of $300 isn’t the reality because at that point I would keep my mytouch and get a non carrier tablet.

  • Nick

    Why is it that the US carriers are removing the optical touch pad? Since leaving my G1, I have missed having the ability to scroll through or more precisely select using a track ball or pad.

  • WwwwW

    why cant we get  a release date for the Galaxy S2?

  • WwwwW

    Hey t mobile guy who watches this site!!!!!!!!
    If I don’t have a definite release date by the end of this week. My company will drop your companies service.
    We have over 2000 phones:)

    • Armyhunter

      Liar

  • Anonymous

    Battery life: 9 minutes.

    • Steve “Jonestown” Jobs

      Just enough time to dominate the Iphone.

  • Anonymous

    Why are they removing the optical touch button. That is great to have for many different things. T-Mobile always fucks up an already great phone. 

    • Malachi Hurndon

      all the carriers took the physical home button out bozo. Dont bag on the best call quality 4g network in the country.

  • Rebeccaa Stolz

    So excited i might just pee!

  • Rebeccaa Stolz

    So excited i might just pee!

  • Rebeccaa Stolz

    So excited i might just pee!

  • This is definitely not SGS2 since there is no physical home button. Instead, you find touch sensitive buttons :)

    • Anonymous

      haha you got owned

  • guest

    october 26 is the release date