TELUS Canada’s purported variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which, like T-Mobile’s rumored variant, will be named Samsung Hercules, has been spotted flaunting its hunkiness again via leaked photos sent to tech blog Mobile Syrup.

The photos show the beefy Samsung Hercules hooked up to TELUS Canada’s 4G network, and with an equally beefy Quadrant benchmark score outdoing even the Nexus S and the Motorola DROID X.

Rumored to be of the same screen size (4.5 inches) as the Samsung Infuse 4G, the Samsung Hercules’ curved edges seem to be a carryover from the Nexus S. That being said, the Samsung Hercules inherits the best genes from some of the best in the pool: Samsung Galaxy S II, Google Nexus S, and Samsung Infuse 4G.

Just like its namesake, the Samsung Hercules is going to be a thing of beauty and immense power, courtesy of an awesome bunch of specs that it will purportedly have:

  • 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor
  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (or, possibly Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Samsung TouchWiz 4.0 UI
  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen with 800×480 screen resolution
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • microSD slot
  • 8-megapixel camera (capable of 1080p full HD video) and a secondary camera
  • physical dimensions of 132 mm by 71 mm by 9 mm (similar to the Samsung Infuse 4G)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) support
  • MHL port (which combines microUSB and HDMI into one port)
  • Category 24 HSDPA+ capability (with maximum downstream speed of 42 Mbps, compared to 21 Mbps or 14 Mbps in most HSDPA-capable smartphones currently)

No word on the release date or price for TELUS Canada yet. For T-Mobile, the rumor floating around pegs the price at around US$350 and a release date of October 26.

Oh, Canada is going to feast over the Samsung Hercules’ raw muscle power when it hits the market. Whose pocket has a home for this demigod?

Image credit: Mobile Syrup

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