August 7, 2011 | by Tony Price
As the rumored U.S. launch in September approaches, we keep seeing more and more rumors about the U.S. versions of Samsung’s best selling phone. We have previously reported on a supposed version from AT&T. We also discussed that one analyst believes Verizon will get the super phone first. Now, it looks like T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S II has posed for some photos.
The pictures, which are coming from Tmo News, don’t really show that much of the phone. It comes sporting a 4.5″ touch screen, Android 2.3, Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 UI, an 8.0 megapixel camera, and Netflix and Telenav Maps pre-installed. It also has one distinct difference from its international brother, and that would be the capacitive buttons. These are the 4 buttons we are used to on most Android phones.
The interesting part of this story is that this phone appears to the the legendary Samsung Hercules. (Did you catch that joke?) The Hercules has been rumored since a roadmap leak from Verizon back in May. It was believed by many that the Hercules would be Verizon’s variant of the Galaxy S II. That appears to be true.
Unfortunately, we don’t currently have any real solid information about this device. Like the other Galaxy S II phones, it is rumored that these devices will come out sometime in the next month or so. Many blogs are saying that Mid to Late September is the key time to watch. We will all have to wait and see.