Samsung Galaxy S II gets T-Mobile branding, renamed 'Hercules'

Summary:T-Mobile's version of the Galaxy S II will feature a Herculean 4.5" display, 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU and be the carrier's first HSPA+ 42Mbps device.

It looks like T-Mobile is getting a Samsung Galaxy S II variant after all and will be rebranding it as 'Hercules', according to T-moNews.

In a leaked photo obtained by T-moNews, the back cover of the unreleased Hercules smartphone clearly shows the Galaxy S II moniker along with T-Mobile branding, which looks different from the hugely popular GS II in Europe and Asia.

The Hercules also differs from the original GS II in specs according to ThisIsMyNext: it has a 4.5" display like the Samsung Infuse 4G, a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU under the hood, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage, runs Gingerbread, and will be T-Mobile's first HSPA+ 42 Mbps device. T-moNews is reporting that the Hercules will come reloaded with Netflix, in case you need an additional reason to want T-Mobile's GS II.

Images of the front of the Hercules obtained by PocketNow shows the lack of a physical home button similar to the Google Nexus S and Samsung Infuse, but has a metallic rim like its European and Asian cousin.

Pricing for the Hercules has not been announced yet but PocketNow believes it will command upwards of $300 when it debuts on September 26. Those looking for the Euro/Asian GS II will have to look to other carriers in the U.S. than T-Mobile.

[Source: ThisIsMyNext, PocketNow, T-moNews via 9to5Google]

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