Reports of an Android smartphone called the Samsung Hercules have been making the rounds lately, reportedly packing a huge 4.5-inch screen and 42Mbps HSPA+ support. According to the rumors, it could be another variant of Samsung’s Galaxy S II. Well, what do you know… it turns out that the Hercules is, in fact, a variant of the S II, proven by a number of new unofficial photos that show the “Galaxy S II” logo etched on it’s back plate.
Now that we have that out of the way, we can then expect the phone to pack the usual S II’s spec, including a dual core 1.2GHz Exynos processor, an 8MP camera, and an Android 2.3 OS (with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top). Here’s where T-Mobile’s Hercules differs from Samsung’s reference phone: it comes with a larger 4.5-inch screen as well as a blazing fast “4G” 42Mbps HSPA+ radio, so the rumors were true after all.
Samsung has already said that the Galaxy S II will be available in the US in August, so we expect T-Mobile to make the official announcement soon.