Uh oh, looks like we’ve got another carrier on the Samsung Superphone bandwagon. According to This is My Next, T-Mobile is going to be laying down some serious superphone goodness in the form of a rumored Samsung phone dubbed “the Hercules”. Sounds pretty bad-ass. Either way, the phone has some pretty ridiculous specs, and looks to be hovering around Samsung Galaxy S II level performance. Plus, it’s going to be coming with a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, which is going to make things bulge.  prides itself on a wide, deep selection of Android devices (then again, so do all carriers these days) — and the Codenamed “Hercules”,  it’s still a ways off before we can iron out the details for you, but we know for sure that sometime mid-August we will most likely be seeing one of these for ourselves.

Spec Smackdown:

  • 4.5-inch 480 x 800 Super AMOLED Plus display
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • NFC support, though compatibility with the forthcoming ISIS mobile payment standard is “to be determined”
  • Category 24 HSDPA (42Mbps) and Category 6 HSUPA (5.76Mbps) for extremely fast HSPA+ support — faster than any HSPA+ phone currently sold in the US
  • AWS plus 850 / 1900MHz compatibility for support on AT&T’s “4G” network if the merger succeeds
  • Preliminary measurements place it at 5.16 x 2.76 x 0.37 inches — within a few hundredths of an inch of the Infuse
  • 16GB internal ROM, 1GB internal RAM, external microSD up to 32GB
  • Apparently it will have a Qualcomm 1.2GHz dual-core APQ8060 application processor, which is highly unusual for Samsung, especially considering the performance of its own multi-core Exynos line
  • 8 megapixel primary camera with flash and 1080p video capture, secondary front-facing camera
  • Won’t have a dedicated HDMI port, but will have MHL for HDMI HDTV charging

Oh juicy. Samsung is really looking to be pulling out all the stops this year, and we have no reason to think that they are going to slow down. Hopefully this phone will be unlocked like the Samsung Galaxy S II.

How’s everything sounding so far? How big is too big? How powerful is too powerful?

Via: This is My Next

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