T-Mobile 'Hercules' rears head, muscle comes from dual-core Qualcomm proc?

It looks like T-Mobile just can't stop the good Android news from flowing. Word on the street is there's a new Samsung phone in the pipeline for T-Mobile, codenamed "Hercules," which might be the Infuse 4G's stronger, faster cousin.

Details aren't scant even though this one won't be released for a while (we're talking mid-August), but this is what's currently listed:

  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED plus display at 480x800
  • Android 2.3
  • NFC
  • T-Mobile's new 42Mbps HSPA + data speed
  • TMo's 1700MHz band for 3G, plus AT&T's 850MHz and 1900MHz bands, in case the merger goes through
  • A 1.2GHz Qualcomm APQ8060 processor -- fast, fast, fast
  • 8MP rear camera
  • MHL adapter for HDMI out. Booo.

So it's a souped up Infuse 4G? And judging by our recent review of the Infuse, that's certainly saying something. What's everyone think? Is this T-Mobile's next superphone? At any rate, if it's packing hardware like that, it's bound to be a strong contender.

Source: This Is My Next

Joshua Munoz