Two superphones–a demigod and a jewel–will be gracing the shelves of T-Mobile stores this fall. As rumor after rumor continue to fly around regarding the Samsung Hercules and the HTC Ruby, TmoNews has the latest tidbit of reliable info pinning down (at last!) a release date for the two Android superphones.
A slideshow presentation, purportedly for internal use in T-Mobile, leaked one of its slides to TmoNews and showed October 26 as the release date for both superphones. The slide appears to be part of a T-Mobile handbook of some sort outlining the carrier’s back-to-school marketing strategies and focus.
The Samsung Hercules has been rumored to be T-Mobile’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II. As of now, that association still remains a rumor, but if true, we can expect T-Mobile to be at Samsung’s press event on August 29, during which the company will be making a “major product announcement”–presumably the U.S. variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Just by looking at the Samsung Hercules’ rumored specs, one can easily see why its name is apt for its beefy features:
Last rumor we heard of the Samsung Hercules’ price placed it somewhere around the US$350 mark.
Meanwhile, the HTC Ruby is an equally powerful Android phone with its rumored specs. Its most notable difference from the Samsung Hercules is its smaller screen size–a 4.3-inch touchscreen with qHD quality display (960×540).
If the Samsung Hercules’ rumored specs made it look hardy and strong, the HTC Ruby’s rumored specs give the HTC Ruby a strong claim to its being named after a precious gem:
According to sources, the HTC Ruby has a strong affinity to the HTC Sensation, but if the HTC Ruby’s rumored specs are true, the HTC Ruby will make the HTC Sensation not that much of a sensation anymore.
October 26 is the day to look forward to for these two powerful, 4G-capable Android superphones on T-Mobile.
To which power will you swear allegiance? The Greek demigod’s? Or the crown jewel’s?