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.  

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

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

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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

      • http://twitter.com/WhyBeTea 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.

      • http://twitter.com/WhyBeTea 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.

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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…

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        Yeah, BT or wired haedsets.

        • Anonymous

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

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

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

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

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

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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.

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

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

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

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

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    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. 

      • 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” 

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

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

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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

        • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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?

  • http://buckheadhighrisecondos.com Antonio

    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. 

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

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

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

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

  • http://buckheadhighrisecondos.com Antonio

    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.

  • 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.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    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…

  • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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

  • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

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

  • now_onTMO

    nice phone…

    pass..

    • now_onTMO

      it’s too big..

      • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

        Too big of a screen?

      • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

        Too big of a screen?

      • The Green Lizard

        That’s what she said 

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    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?

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ 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