Samsung Hercules for T-Mobile has been in the news aplenty ever since it was first spotted in the T-Mobile’s 2011 roadmap. The fact that the Hercules is going to support T-Mobile’s 42Mbps HSPA+ network is just driving the smartphone lovers crazy. But then, we have been hearing a lot about the device but couldn’t see it in action up until now. Well, thanks to TmoNews and PocketNow, we can now gaze at the phone’s over-branded back and the front.
Looking at the rear side of the Hercules that has been pictured, there’s a clear and loud Galaxy S II brand name implying that Hercules indeed is a T-Mobile specific variant of the international Samsung Galaxy S 2, bearing the model number SGH-T989 on T-Mobile. As we already know, the phone packs a 4.5-inch display like the AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G. We’re also likely to see a 1GHz (or could be even higher) dual-core processor (more love if is Exynos), 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and TouchWiz 4.0 on top of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The source has also mentioned that the phone is really fast and has Netflix preinstalled. One of the pictures is also hinting at the built-in TeleNav GPS Navigator app on the phone. The design of the phone differs slightly from Galaxy S II at the corners and also there’s no physical home button which is present in the Galaxy S II. We can also see a dedicated search capacitive touch button placed at the bottom.
As far as the release date goes, nothing is clear as of now. Though the September 26 release date that was leaked through the T-Mobile roadmap 2011 can’t be ruled out. While we wait for more details on the Hercules release and specs, have a look at our review of Samsung Galaxy S II.