The gods have answered our prayers, in the form of the Samsung Hercules. According to This Is My Next (aka all the guys that worked at Engadget), this Android superphone should make its way to T-Mobile later this year.
Built to compete with HTC’s Sensation 4G, the Hercules will pack some quite impressive features. Some of them are:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 1.2 Ghz Dual-core Qualcomm APQ8060 Processor
- 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 480 x 800
- 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM
- 8MP back-facing camera with flash
- Front-facing camera
- 1080p video recording
- HDMI-out with the microUSB port
- 4G support for both T-Mobile and AT&T
- NFC support
I know people with less capable PCs than this phone — that’s Moore’s Law for you.
Interestingly enough, the Hercules will carry an NFC chip. As you might remember, there are at least 12 Android phones coming out this year with NFC support — this seems to be one of them.
This Is My Next expects the device to be released in Q4, since T-Mobile hasn’t even put this titan-like phone through the testing phase yet. Of course, a Q4 release means that the phone will have to compete with other Android phones powered by Tegra 3. All of the sudden, the Hercules doesn’t seem to be that invincible.
While the Samsung Hercules it’s a very impressive device right now, that will surely change in the next 4 months. If I were Samsung and T-Mobile, I’d hurry up and release this phone as soon as possible.