Samsung Hercules and HTC Ruby hit T-Mobile US on 26 October

16 August, 2011 | Comments (14) | Post your comment

We just got the release dates of probably the two hottest devices to hit T-Mobile this year. Both the Samsung Hercules and HTC Ruby leaked numerous times in the past few weeks, but only we get an estimate on their potential availability. A leaked T-Mobile presentation revealed that both Android smartphones are coming on 26 October.

Samsung Hercules is actually the T-Mobile US version of the Galaxy S II. The Hercules should be based on the same hardware (chipset, camera, etc.) as the international Galaxy S II, but it will reportedly come with a bigger 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus screen, NFC capabilities and 42Mbps HSPA+ .


Samsung Hercules and HTC Ruby

HTC Ruby sounds a lot like the upcoming HTC Vigor sporting a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and a 4.3-inch display, but it is rumored to have qHD resolution rather than HD . The rest of the specs we know so far are the 8 megapixel rear and the 2 megapixel front cameras, 1GB RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 and category 24 HSDPA support.

Both HTC Ruby and Samsung Hercules are running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will come with the companies' latest UI customizations - Sense and TouchWiz.

A previous rumor suggested the Hercules price might be $300 with a contract, but there's no word of the pricing for either smartphone in this presentation.

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Samsung Hercules and HTC Ruby hit T-Mobile US on 26 October - reader comments

  • lazyboy

Overall, which phone is the best of the two, Ruby or Hercules?

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  • 2011-09-18 01:11
  • RbqA
  • lazyboy

Overall, which phone is the best of the two, Ruby or Hercules?

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  • 2011-09-18 00:41
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  • stondec

If the darn thing is not released by the end of this month (August), that's it for me. I will have to go with another phone.

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  • 2011-08-17 20:58
  • qKN3