Mystery Solved: The Hercules Is T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II

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There’s been some question over whether or not the Samsung Hercules for T-Mobile is in fact a variation of the drool-inducing Galaxy S II. From the words written across the back panel of that pictured phone, I’d be willing to say the evidence is conclusive — The Samsung Hercules is actually the Galaxy S II dressed up as a demigod.

The Hercules will be T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ 42Mbps handset, which is pretty sweet in and of itself, but there’s more. The Hercules will sport a larger 4.5-inch display much like its cousin the Infuse 4G, and as we noted yesterday, looks more like the Infuse in appearance than the S II. You can also see four capacitive buttons down at the bottom, which is another design difference between the original trackpad-sporting S II and T-Mobile’s iteration.

The TmoNews tipster claims that the phone is super fast and that it packs the Netflix app straight out of the box. Other specs include Android 2.3 Gingerbread running over a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing shooter, and support for NFC. Unfortunately, pricing and availability are still a mystery.