May 17 AT 5:30 PM Alberto Vildosola 17 Comments

Samsung Hercules coming later this year to T-Mobile carrying a 1.2 Ghz dual-core CPU

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.

Source: This Is My Next

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website Am123

    Same GPU 220 as the HTC Sensation. Might as well get the sensation.

    • Aspeds2989

      Except for the resolution which is a big difference, for me at least. This phone will have the same resolution as one with a screen 1″ smaller than it! Wth!?

      Why is it so hard for Samsung to up the resolution?

      • http://Website Rizo

        Typical Samsung (and T-Mobile)… Release a phone that doesn’t quite have all the specs it should to compete with a better phone. If someone buys this phone, 3 months later the same phone with all the top specs will be released (aka SGS2) and then those customers will be screwed. I bet the battery life will suck too! I don’t wanna hate, but I’m tired of Samsung not caring about the consumers.

        And I know the screen size is slightly different by .2 inches… Not a decision maker in my book.

      • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

        It must be a limitation (for now anyway) of the Super AMOLED Plus screen tech as Samsung would surely have bumped something up to qHD in the face of the competition.

        • http://Website dezvous

          SAMOLED+ over a minor difference in resolution for me. That being said I think I might stick with a GSII with better pixel density and Exynos.

      • http://Website daivik

        the reason why is that it’s not possible at the moment. The way SUPER AMOLED’s are made is something to do with metal. Later this year, Samsung are upgrading their factory/manufacturing process to “laser based production” which will allow them to produce Super AMOLED Plus displays with 300+ PPI.

        When this happens, everyone else will just get blow out of the water…

      • http://Website daivik

        the reason why is that it’s not possible at the moment. The way SUPER AMOLED’s are made is something to do with metal. Later this year, Samsung are upgrading their factory/manufacturing process to “laser based production” which will allow them to produce Super AMOLED Plus displays with 300+ PPI.

        When this happens, everyone else will just get blow out of the water…

  • http://Website Noriega713

    I’ve never been a Samsung user, but I think its about time I give them a chance when this phone comes out…If the specs are true then Samsung has itself a BIG time winner…

    • http://Website Noriega713n

      This phone vs Nexus 3…or whatever its going to be called…

  • http://ml Hans

    This feels like a SGSII with a Qualcomm processor instead of Exynos and with NFC.

  • BiGMERF

    still going to wait for te Nexus 3rd edition

  • http://Website panic

    Funny how every other site I’ve seen this article on lists the specs as “rumors” yet u went ahead and put it as solid info…..

    • Markinct

      I think it’s pretty obvious this is rumor.

  • http://Website faswah johnson

    wait.. samsung is using qualcomms chip??
    1.2 Ghz Dual-core Qualcomm APQ8060 Processor

  • http://Website kikkleoty

    Really why not just release a galaxy S 2 or how about a tegra 2 instead of snapdragon cpu

    im so sick of carriers ruining phones samsung has never used snapdragon for there phone and shouldn’t start now

    Looks like im getting a international galaxy s 2 and im probably going to go to ATT for 3-4G since international doesn’t support tmobile bands I mean its going to happen eventually

  • mavricxx

    Yeah, they should hurry up and bring this phone out now because Tegra 3 and Ice Cream will be the thing by them which will make this phone irrelevant- That’s not to say this phone isn’t powerful in its own right but by then people will want then “NEXT” big thing.

  • http://Website Robert Hallock

    Something isn’t right with this rumor.

    The Qualcomm APQ8060 is an AP-only SoC, which means it does not have a WWAN baseband. It’s awfully difficult to make a 4.5″ cellphone when your chosen SoC isn’t even capable of connecting to a cell tower.

    Source: Qualcomm MSM8x60/APQ8060 brief > http://is.gd/B0vnuX