Samsung Hercules Surfaces Yet Again In Canada

Those lucky folks in Canada are getting yet another glimpse at the Samsung Hercules in the wild and this time they’ve brought out the benchmark scores and they are impressive. How about a 3359 Quadrant benchmark score to be exact powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor is confirmed to pack 42Mbps HSPA+ capability in our neighbors to the North. We’ll just sit here and keep our fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed that those speeds make it across the border and onto the future T-Mobile Samsung Hercules.

The folks at MobileSyrup are are describing the Hercules similar to the Nexus S with the same curved edges along with a chrome band that wraps around the device. Forget the look of the phone for a second and check out the benchmark score again. Any takers? Oh August 29th can’t come soon enough.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jorge-Acosta/535374448 Jorge Acosta

    cant wait for this  device

  • TeddyR

    “We’ll just sit here and keep our fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed that those speeds make it across the border and onto the future T-Mobile Samsung Hercules.”

    We! is that a mouse in your pocket? Maybe I as in iphone5. That is the only phone for you! And we all know why! It wont be a brick in a year. Why not take advantage of your bully pulpit and have the folks save their money as we teter on Depression!!

  • Tim Morrison

    Big bummer is that it looks like it’s shipped
    with the Sensation Qualcomm processor, vs the Exynos on my SGS2 that makes it swim circles around the sensation.

  • Danny CT

    So why does the sensation only score within the 2000′s? Is HTC sense really that much of a burden? At first I was hoping for the Exynos for the Hercules but after seeing this quadrant result, I’ll be happy with Qualqomm since the Adreno 220 is better than the Mali 400.

    • TammyK

      The one in the pic is running Exynos.  The U.S. version will have the same crappy last gen Qualcomm chip.

  • Anonymous

    “The hunt for the next Nexus phone (also known as the Nexus Prime) is on, and it looks like we could see it donning Ice Cream Sandwich in time for Halloween. According to a report in Korea’s Electronic Times, those oh so familiar “insiders” are fingering an October launch for the Samsung handset. It will apparently rock a 4.5-inch HD AMOLED display and a 1.5GHz dual core processor”

    -Engadget

  • http://tmonews.com David

    We have absolutely no idea as to what the Nexus Prime will be, nevermind who will carry it. What Phone Arena is posting is based on rumors and speculation.

  • http://tmonews.com David

    We have absolutely no idea as to what the Nexus Prime will be, nevermind who will carry it. What Phone Arena is posting is based on rumors and speculation.

    • http://twitter.com/flashy32 ben

      got you David. I was also trying to add you on my google+ account but never succeded at it. what do you suggest? this will be my gmail account flashy4bb@

  • Thatgurlnextdoor21

    U know what would be too funny? If this phone is never ever gets announced for the US. It would totally suck for them people on t-mobile that are waiting for this phone if that happened. Or that they got a watered down version of this phone that was only hspa+21 mbps not 42. Me I don’t care I have Verizon and I’m rocking 36 mbps up and 28 down on my Verizon droid charge over here in LA Even if this phone was 42mbps capable on t-mobile I doubt it will ever reach 42 mbps. All my friends are trying to scare me with that they all have g2xs which is 21 mbps capable they never ever reach 21 mbps the highest they get is 12-17 never the full 21 mbps now they telling me they gonna get this phone so they cud beat my droid charge wateva!! If a 21 mbps phone doesn’t reach 21 mbps completely what makes them think this phone is gonna reach 42 mbps? I doubt they’ll get up to 36 like my Droid charge if they do well ill be dammed surprised and buy them dinner but again I doubt it ;)..

    • Auser72

      And you have nothing better to do with your time than think of worst case scenarios for a carrier that you are not on and a phone you have no intentions on getting. Enjoy your Droid Charge :-)

      • Thatgurlnextdoor21

        No I dnt I’m on vacations and why thank you yes I will enjoy my droid charge and good reception inside buildings :p

        • Wilma Flintstone

          That Droid Charge is a very nice phone.  I know some people that have it and it is fast.  I want to try the LG route BUTTTT the Optimus 3D that was rumored to come to Tmobile, went to AT&T and is now known as the Thrill 4G >.<

    • Auser72

      And you have nothing better to do with your time than think of worst case scenarios for a carrier that you are not on and a phone you have no intentions on getting. Enjoy your Droid Charge :-)

    • Auser72

      And you have nothing better to do with your time than think of worst case scenarios for a carrier that you are not on and a phone you have no intentions on getting. Enjoy your Droid Charge :-)

    • Chrismeyers

      Wow look, a girl phone nerd. Attractive heh Seriously any chick that talks like the above about phones has got to be ugly.

    • Chrismeyers

      Wow look, a girl phone nerd. Attractive heh Seriously any chick that talks like the above about phones has got to be ugly.

      • Thatgurlnextdoor21

        Byatch dnt hate I know for a fact I ain’t ugly . I fcknn hate people who think like u.. why can’t a hot gurl be a phone geek? Just because ur girlfriend or wife is fat nd ugly nd lazy nd has a bald spot nd a dikk, doesn’t mean Im ugly look me up pn Facebook riversmelissa17atyahoo. Com and see for urself I ain’t ugly! And yes I’m a phone geek!!

        • Datragicprince

          I checked ur facebook. You are cute and ur into phones. Nice.

        • Datragicprince

          I checked ur facebook. You are cute and ur into phones. Nice.

        • 323native

          Yeah, your pretty cute, I stay out in LA, so what’s up with it.. Lets kick it some time

        • 323native

          Yeah, your pretty cute, I stay out in LA, so what’s up with it.. Lets kick it some time

        • Jerruiz02

          But you type like a mongoloid, sooo…

        • Jerruiz02

          But you type like a mongoloid, sooo…

    • Guest

      Maybe you should change your Name to umm  GhettoBitchFromLA. ;)..

      • Thatgurlnextdoor21

        Puta don’t hate ;)

  • Anonymous

    Like David said, we don’t have enough info aside from the screen.

  • JokerzWild

    This looks like a great phone now, but it won’t be in late Oct. If This does launch in late Oct, it will need a 720p screen and 1.5 GHz processor in addition to a 5 band, 42 Mbps radio to stand out. Otherwise, this won’t be anything special then. Endgaget’s review of the SGS II when it was released in Apr 11 had a benchmark score of 3396, so the number here isn’t that surprising. In late Oct/early Nov, the Nexus Prime, HTC Ruby, and iPhone 5 should all be available with with more impressive specs than the current SGS II. Samsung & T-mobile need to deliver more than a large screen SGS II if they want the Hercules to live up to its name and be a competitive flagship phone.

    BTW – why are the EU, Canada, & everyone else getting the SGS II so far in advance of the US?

  • JokerzWild

    This looks like a great phone now, but it won’t be in late Oct. If This does launch in late Oct, it will need a 720p screen and 1.5 GHz processor in addition to a 5 band, 42 Mbps radio to stand out. Otherwise, this won’t be anything special then. Endgaget’s review of the SGS II when it was released in Apr 11 had a benchmark score of 3396, so the number here isn’t that surprising. In late Oct/early Nov, the Nexus Prime, HTC Ruby, and iPhone 5 should all be available with with more impressive specs than the current SGS II. Samsung & T-mobile need to deliver more than a large screen SGS II if they want the Hercules to live up to its name and be a competitive flagship phone.

    BTW – why are the EU, Canada, & everyone else getting the SGS II so far in advance of the US?

    • http://rpad.tv RPadTV

      Well said. The only downer with the Nexus Prime is that I doubt it will support HSPA+ 42, since it’s globally uncommon. If I recall correctly, the Nexus S didn’t support HSPA+ at all, just regular 3G.

    • Auser72

      I Agree,much as i have been looking forward to buying SGS2. The delayed release has taken away its “must have factor” and put it right in the middle of some steep competition. If some of the specs hold true on Ruby and Prime I might have take a pass on SGS2.

  • Anonymous

    Galaxy S II was announced in Feb. which would make our phone available 9 months after it was announced.  If the only difference between the Herc and the I9100 is 42Mbps and a .2″ bigger screen then thats just stupid.

    • joseph slemp

      I have to agree. Get on the stick Tmob!

    • joseph slemp

      I have to agree. Get on the stick Tmob!

  • Gmeanne

    another phone without a keyboard..yawwn

  • AMZ

    Wow, Samsung Galaxy S2 GIVES 3066 AS a benchmark result but Hercules gives a 3359 Benchmark score… The only weird thing is where is the Samsung Galaxy S2 score in the image.

  • Itslubbalubba

    Androind fandroid.  All they could tout about are the specs, but they never could explain how it intergrates into their daily lives, besides the txting and messaging. 

    WP7:  Add to that the simplicity that wp7 adds to the UI. It is a no brainer UI unlike android, clunky, messy, and complicated. Though i would not have problems using it, but i do not want to push 3 or 4 screens to find what i want. Add to the free 25gig cloud storage is a seller for me. Take any picture or video and it is saved there. All documents, appointments, and contacts, all saved in the cloud. My one notes and even excel. Then there’s social intigration. It is so simple and intuative. Everything is there in front of you. Theres also xbox live integration as well, and i love xbox360. All in all, it is the only UI that does not copy Apple’s or tries to copy. And it works!

    • Anonymous

      And we see how successful WP7 is don’t we?

      You make it seem like everybody wants a Jitterbug like phone and everybody is too stupid to handle the depth of control of the phone that Android brings.  With Android you can have a lot going on or a little going on.  Its your choice.

      “Take any picture or video and it is saved there. All documents, appointments, and contacts, all saved in the cloud.”

      That sentence really makes you sound like a MS sent saboteur because Google does all of that same stuff. 

      You’re complaints hold no weight buddy.  Android > WP7

      • http://twitter.com/cemal_p Cemal

        Opinons opinions… One like Android, one likes WP7. Sounds like that old Apple>Andriod mess. Who cares? Get whatever you like and leave it at that. I happen to like WP7 a lot better than Andriod, but that’s just me. Is it better? I don’t know, but I like it.

      • http://twitter.com/cemal_p Cemal

        Opinons opinions… One like Android, one likes WP7. Sounds like that old Apple>Andriod mess. Who cares? Get whatever you like and leave it at that. I happen to like WP7 a lot better than Andriod, but that’s just me. Is it better? I don’t know, but I like it.

        • Demo

          You make the most sense out of all these idiots.   I buy what I want and move on. Whats all the nonesense about one is better than the other. I have the nexus one and will probably get the nexus prime or the hercules, but thats just me. Im not forcing either one on anybody. Live and let live people. 

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Which is why I don’t know why Nokia is going WP7 route (outside of Elop being an undercover M$ employee AND being buddies with Balmer).  They should’ve went full force on Meego which almost everybody likes better.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Let me rephrase that, Meego Harmattan (A custom UI over Meego) is what almost everybody seems to like more than WP7.

        • Wilma Flintstone

          Let me rephrase that, Meego Harmattan (A custom UI over Meego) is what almost everybody seems to like more than WP7.

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Which is why I don’t know why Nokia is going WP7 route (outside of Elop being an undercover M$ employee AND being buddies with Balmer).  They should’ve went full force on Meego which almost everybody likes better.

      • joseph slemp

        There’s something to be said for simplicity of design. Although I use an Android phone, there’s no getting around the fact that the UI is a damn mess. The same goes for the iPhone IMO. I think Microsoft is onto something with Metro. It may not be for everyone, but then, that’s not necessary with such a huge mobile market.

      • joseph slemp

        There’s something to be said for simplicity of design. Although I use an Android phone, there’s no getting around the fact that the UI is a damn mess. The same goes for the iPhone IMO. I think Microsoft is onto something with Metro. It may not be for everyone, but then, that’s not necessary with such a huge mobile market.

      • Yungtexasonline

        silly how people actuallu think they can debate the android and pieve of trash windows. succuess speaks for itself. android isnt desperately trying to come out with something outstanding to save its butt. windows on the other hand is the worst os of them all. how does one debate which is better between the 2. smh android for life…..call me what u want but u cant call me broke

    • donkey2168

      Very well articulated. I was going to by a WP7, but I think my IQ and ability to clearly convey me feelings (opinions) are too high for an OS based on MS, or even Apple technology. I also like how you started your spew with “fandroid” – very original. By the way, would you consider yourself Windows Phanboy 7? I’m still not sure how Android copied its UI from Apple. Someone explain?

      Also, asshat, there are tons of “intergrations” for Android phones and users found within the thousands of apps on the Market. It justs that with Android being on top of the industry right now, they don’t have to sell “life intergrations” to people because it’s assumed said intergrations will be available. Pull your head out of Bill Gate’s rear and recognize – Beotch

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Oh it’s simple how Android Copied iOS.  Let me Explain, You see that bite that was taken out of the Apple Logo, Android did it and we’ll just call that Marketshare.  Why do you think the Android is Green?  Apple is as old as Granny Smith.

      • Yungtexasonline

        well freaking said lmao

    • RobertJ

      What’s “WP7″?

    • OKDave

      Good grief, is MS paying you well, fanboy? Wow. Just wow.

    • OKDave

      Good grief, is MS paying you well, fanboy? Wow. Just wow.

    • OKDave

      Good grief, is MS paying you well, fanboy? Wow. Just wow.

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    A new rumor suggests that the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II will arrive in stores on September 8, could be the first carrier-supported Galaxy S2 to hit the United States market.Summary: Multiple reports quoting a SprintFeed article say the Samsung Galaxy S II, reportedly set to use Epic 4G Touch branding, will arrive in stores on September 8th. If true, then the Now Network will be the first US carrier to offer Samsung’s most popular Android smartphone to date.Multiple reports led by SprintFeed claim that the Samsung Galaxy S II that will run under the banner of Sprint Nextel, will arrive in the United States smartphone market on September 8th. If true, then the Sprint Nextel Samsung Galaxy S II will be the first variant that will hit the US stores. Samsung Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is the most popular Android smartphone of Samsung to date, based on the number of units shipped, and units sold.Additional rumors say the Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint will use the Samsung Epic Touch 4G branding, but will still maintain the specs. The original (or global) version of the Samsung Galaxy S II sports 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of dedicated RAM, 8 megapixel back camera, a front facing 2 megapixel camera for video chatting, and pre-installed with the latest Android Gingerbread 2.3 out of the box with the custom Samsung TouchWiz skin on top.But the September 8 is also the rumored release date of Verizon’s much-anticipated Android smartphone, the Motorola Droid Bionic. The new Motorola Mobility phone with Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 and custom Motorola skin on top of the UI is a popular device due to its compelling Long Term Evolution connectivity and dual-core TI OMAP4 processor clocked at 1 GHz. Motorola Droid Bionic will be the first LTE Android devices to include dual-core processor.Aside from the Droid Bionic, rumors say Verizon Wireless is also expected to carry the Samsung Galaxy S II, but the carrier is still not confirming the reports. Droid Life speculates that the Samsung Celox could be the LTE version of the Galaxy S2 that will join the US Android market. Samsung Celox was leaked last week, sporting 4.5 inch screen and rumored to include dual-core processor and LTE connectivity.

    • Tjefferson

      Wimax is horrible.  I can not wait to dump Sprint.

    • Tjefferson

      Wimax is horrible.  I can not wait to dump Sprint.

    • Raul

      Sprint sucks here where I leave…

    • Raul

      Sprint sucks here where I leave…

    • Sillyduckman

      its real release date is sep 16 u can check site now

  • Allleyesonme

    October come come come!
    I hope the specs are all on point abt this phone. Maybe this will help tmo out,since they are always the last ones to get hot phones

  • Allleyesonme

    October come come come!
    I hope the specs are all on point abt this phone. Maybe this will help tmo out,since they are always the last ones to get hot phones

  • Daimaou666

    yeah!! ryt. it’s just a blown out vibrant.  nuthing special. if u want 4.5 screen, get the infuse. that’s about it for herculoid!!